Religious and Cultural Calendar

As part of the City's commitment to increase diversity and inclusion in our City, the Equity Board was asked to create a list of cultural and religious holidays the City should take into consideration when scheduling public meetings. The purpose of the resulting calendar is to help educate residents on important religious and cultural holidays from around the world and to increase diversity and inclusion within our City. Staff make every effort to avoid scheduling public meetings on these days.

2023 Religious and Cultural Holidays with Significant Work Restrictions 

Date Holiday Notes
Jan. 20 Birthday of Guru Gobind 
Singh (Sikh)
Feb. 18 Maha Shivaratri (Hindu)   
March 6 Magha Puja Day (Buddhist)   
March 8 Holi (Hindu)  
March 22 Beginning of Ramadan 
(Islamic holidays) 
April 5-13 Pesach/Passover (Jewish)  Please avoid meetings on 
the first and last day of 
the Passover holiday.
April 20-22 Last night of Ramadan & 
Eid al-Fitr (Islamic holidays)
The last 10 days of
Ramadan are subject
to change based on the
sighting of the moon.
May 25-26 Shavuot (Jewish)   
June 28-29 Eid-ul-Adha, Feast of 
Sacrifice (Islamic holiday)
Sept. 15-17 Rosh Hashanah/New Year 
Sept. 24-25 Yorn Kippur/Day of 
Atonement (Jewish)
Oct. 16 Birth of the Bab (Baha'i)   
Oct. 17 Birth of Baha'u'llah (Baha'i)   
Nov. 2 Dia de los Muertos/Day 
of the Dead (Mexican)
Nov. 12 Diwali/Festival of Lights 
(Hindu, Sikh, Jain, some Buddhist)