Human Resources

Interfaith calendar

This calendar represents a tangible demonstration of UWA's commitment to supporting cultural and religious diversity within the campus community.

    *indicates days which may be dependent on moonsighting or commencing at sundown the previous day listed.

      2022 DATE HOLY DAY/FESTIVAL/CELEBRATION/SIGNIFICANCE COMMUNITY

    January

    1 Shogatsu Shinto
      6 Ephihany Christian
      7 Nativity of Jesus Orthodox Christian
      10 Bodhi Day Buddhism
      13 Maghi Sikhism
      14-17 Pongal Hinduism
      17 Workd Religion Day Interfaith
      18-20 Mahayana New Year* Buddhism
      20 Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Ji Sikhism
      26 Australia Day Community
      27 Tu B'Shevat Judaism
      31 Birth Guru Har Rai Sikhism

    February

    1 Chinese New Year Buddhism
      5 Vasant Panchami Hinduism
      11 International Day of Women and Girls in Science Community
      13 Anniversary of Apology to the Stolen Generation Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
      15 Parinivana/Nirvana Day Buddhism
      16 Magha Puja / Sangha Day Buddhism
      21 International Mother Language Day Community

    March

    1 Maha Shivaratri Hinduism
      1 Lailat al Miraj * Islam
      2 Ash Wednesday / Lent begins Christian
      7 Great Lent Orthodox Christian
      8 International Women's Day Community
      15-21 Harmony Week Community
      17 National Close the Gap Day Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
      17 Purim * Judaism
      18 Holi * Hinduism
      18 Hola Mohalla Sikhism
      19 Lailat al Bara'ah * Islam
      21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Community
      21 Naw Rúz (Bahá’í New Year) Baha'i
      22 Hindu New Year Hinduism
      31 Transgender Day of Visibility Community

    April

    3 Ramadan starts (subject to moonsighting) Islam
      10 Rama Navami Hinduism
      10 Holy Week begins Christian
      14 Vaisakhi (Baisakhi) Sikhism
      15 Good Friday Christian
      16 Hanuman Jayanti Hinduism
      16-18 Theravada New Year Buddhism
      16 Pesach/Passover (begins) Judaism
      17 Easter Sunday Christian
      18 Easter Monday Christian
      21 Ridvan (first day) Baha'i
      23 Passover ends Judaism
      23 Holy Saturday (Orthodox) Orthodox Christian
      24 Easter (Orthodox) Orthodox Christian
      25 Anzac Day Community
      28 Holocaust Remberance Day (Yom HaShoah) Judaism
      29 Ridvan (ninth day) Baha'i
      29 Lailat al Qadr * Islam

    May

    2 Ridvan (twelfth day) Baha'i
      3 & 4 Eid-Al-Fitr * Islam
      14 Narasimha Jayanti Hinduism
      16 Vesak Day or Buddha Day Buddhism
      17 IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia) Community
      19 Global Accessibility Awareness Day Community
      21 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development Community
      24 Declaration of the Bab Baha'i
      26 National Sorry Day Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
      27 Anniversary 1967 Referendum Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
      27 National Reconcilation Week begins Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
      29 Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh  Baha'i

    June

    2 Ascension of Jesus Orthodox Christian
      3 Mabo Day Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
      3 National Reconcilation Week ends Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
      5 Pentecost Christian
      5 & 6 Shavuot * Judaism
      16 Martyrdom of Guru Arjun Dev Sahib Sikhism
      20 World Refugee Day Community
      19-25 Refugee Week Community

    July

    1 Coming of the Light Festival Torres Strait Islander
      5 Birth Guru Hargobind Sahib Sikhism
      3 to 10 NAIDOC Week Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
      9 Martyrdom of the Báb Baha'i
      10 to 12 Eid al Adha * Islam
      13 Asalha Puja (Dhamma) Day Buddhism
      14 International Non-Binary People's Day Community
      30 Hijra* Islam

    August

    4 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day (NAICD) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
      7 Tisha B'Av * Judaism
      7 Ashura Islam
      9 International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples Community
      11 Raksha Bandhan Hinduism
      13 Ullambana * Buddhism
      13 Nag Panchami Hinduism
      15 Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Christian
      15 Dormition of the Theotokos Orthodox Christian
      19 Krishna Janmastami Hinduism
      27 Wear it Purple (final Friday of August) Community
      28 Inauguration (Gurgaddi) of Guru Granth Sahib Sikhism
      30 Ra's as-Sana Islam
      31 Ganesh Chaturthi * Hinduism

    September

    1 Indigenous Literacy Day Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
      4 Radhastami Hinduism
      8 R U OK day Community
      9 Anant Chaturdashi Hinduism
      10 Mid-Autumn (Moon) Festival Community
      13 UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
      23 International Day of Sign Languages Community
      23 Bi Visibility Day Community
      26 to 5 Oct Navaratri * Hinduism
      26-27 Rosh Hashanah * Judaism

    October

    1 to 5 Durga Puja Hinduism
      2 to 8 Oct Mental Health Week Community
      4 Durga Navami Hinduism
      5 Vijay Dashami (Dussehra) Hinduism
      5 Yom Kippur * Judaism
      7 Mawlid Al-Nabin* Islam
      8 International Lesbian Day Community
      9 Kathina * Buddhism
      10 to 16 Sukkot * Judaism
      10 World Mental Health Day  Community
      11 National Coming Out Day Community
      17 Shemini Atzeret * Judaism
      18 Simchat Torah Judaism
      20 Birth Guru Granath Sikhism
      20 Conferment of Guruship to Guru Granth Sahib Sikhism
      13 Karwa Chauth Hinduism
      24 Deepavali- Lakshmi Puja Hinduism
      24 Deepavali (also known as Diwali) Hinduism/Sikhism
      24 Bandhi Chhor Divas Sikhism
      26 Birth of the Báb Bahá'í
      26 Intersex Awareness Day Community
      27 Birth of Bahá’u’lláh Bahá'í

    November

    1 All Saint's Day Christian
      8 Birth of Guru Nanak Dev Sahib Ji Sikhism
      11 Remembrance Day Community
      16 International Day for Tolerance Community
      20 Transgender Day of Remembrance Community
      24 Martydom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sikhism
      26 Day of the Covenant Bahá'í
      27 Advent begins Christian
      28 Ascension of Abdu’l-Bahá Bahá'í

    December

    1 World AIDS day Community
      3 International Day of Persons with Disability Community
      8 Bodhi Day Buddhism
      10 Human Rights Day Community
      19-26 Hanukkah * Judaism
      25 Christmas Day Christian