Interfaith Calendar

Religious observances allow the university to reflect on and practice the values that we as a campus community openly espouse, including sensitivity and respect for all cultures and religions. We are a community that embraces our diversity and encourages the celebration of multicultural traditions.

This resource includes dates, descriptions and information about some of the many religious holy days celebrated by faculty, staff and students at St. Cloud State. Also included with many are recommended accommodations to assist with planning classroom activities and other academic and co-curricular events.

August 2024

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Lammas / Lughnasadh (Pagan, Wiccan, Druid) - August 1, 2024

Description: A celebration of the beginning of the harvest. One of the eight major annual sabbats or festivals.

General Practices: Making and consuming dishes with the first fruits of the harvest.

Future Dates:

August 1 (annually)

Tisha B'Av (Jewish) - August 12-13, 2024

Description: Commemorates a series of Jewish tragedies including the destruction of the first and second temples in Jerusalem.

General Practices: Fasting and mourning.

Date Details: Begins at sundown on first day, fast deferred because of the Sabbath.

Recommended Accommodations: Plan limited activities after a fast.

Future Dates:

August 2-3, 2025

July 22-23, 2026

Raksha Bandhan (Hindu) - August 19, 2024

Description: An ancient Hindu festival that celebrates the love and duty between brothers and their sisters.

General Practices: The festival is marked by the several rituals, which vary regionally.

Future Dates:

August 8, 2025

August 28, 2026

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