2022-23 Academic Year Holidays

As academic assignments and campus activities are planned for each term, please be aware that many members of the Middlebury College community observe one or more of the following religious holidays. Those marked with an * are considered to be “suspension of work” holidays.   Please be aware that students might need to request accommodations according to college policy for work due, tests scheduled, or excused absences on those dates of their religious observance. 

For those traditions following a lunar calendar, dates can vary slightly depending on moon sightings.

2022-23 Holiday Calendar

September 23 Mabon (autumnal Equinox) - Wicca/Pagan
September 26-27 *Rosh Hashanah (begins at sunset September 25)
October 5 Yom Kippur (begins at sunset OCtober 4) - Judaism
October 9 Mawlid un Nabi (begins at sunset October 8) - Islam
October 10 *Sukkot (begins at sunset October 9) - Judaism
October 18 *Simhat Torah (begins at sunset October 17) - Judaism
October 24 Diwali - Hindu, Jain, Sikh
October 31 Samhain - Wicca/Pagan
November 1 All Saints’ Day - Christian
December 7 Sanghamitta Day - Buddhism
December 8 Bodhi Day/Rohatsu - Buddism
December 19-26 Hanukkah - Judaism
December 21 Yule - Wicca/Pagan
December 25 Christmas - Christian
December 26 - January 1 Kwanzaa - Interfaith
January 16 Martin Luther King Jr., Day - Civic
February 2 Ibolc - Wicca/Pagan
February 6 Tu B’Shevat (begins at sunset February 5) - Judaism
February 17 Laylat al-Miraj (begins at sunset February 16) - Islam
February 22 Ash Wednesday - Christian
March 7 Purim (begins at sunset March 6) - Judaism
March 7 Holi - Hindu
March 23 - April 20 Ramadan - Islam
April 6 - 13 *Passover (begins at sunset April 5; first and last two days can be observed with cessation from work) - Judaism
April 7 and 9 Good Friday and Easter (Western) - Christian
April 14 and 16 Great Friday and Pesah (Orthodox Easter) - Christian
April 21 *Eid al-Fitr (begins at sunset April 20) - Islam
May 1 Beltane - Wicca/Pagan

Religious Holidays

View Middlebury’s Religious Holiday policy, see Section “10. Religious Holidays”.

Interfaith Calendar

Review an Interfaith Calendar, with definitions of each holiday, from the Harvard Divinity School.

Charles P. Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life
46 South Street
Middlebury, VT 05753