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Sinclair Multifaith Campus Ministry

Multifaith Calendar

Notable Holy Days in April


Sunday, April 1     Easter Day

This Christian celebration in the western Church (Roman Catholic and Protestant) celebrates the resurrection of Jesus. It also initiates the fifty-day period that ends with Pentecost.


Sunday, April 1     Palm Sunday

This Christian celebration in the eastern Church (Greek and Russian Orthodox) celebrates Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem.


Sunday, April 8   Anniversary of the birth of the Buddha

This Buddhist celebration is observed primarily in Japan and North America.


Sunday, April 8     Pascha/Easter

This Christian celebration in the eastern Church (Greek and Roman Orthodox) celebrates the resurrection of Jesus.


Thursday, April 12     Yom Ha-Shoah

This Jewish observance is held in memory of the six million Jews who died as victims of the Nazis in World War II.


Friday, April 13     Laylat al Miraj

This Muslim holy day celebrates the Prophet’s ascension into heaven.



All religious and spiritual traditions have cycles of holy days and seasons. As we recognize the mosaic of spiritual and religious traditions in our local settings and our world, it is important to learn more about how each of the wisdom traditions celebrates holy days, sets aside seasons for repentance, reflection and renewal, and identifies major events to commemorate in community rituals. We invite you to use the Multifaith Calendar maintained by the Harvard Divinity School. It offers not only the specific dates of festivals and holy days, but also brief information about each event, practice or observance.

For more information, contact us at 937-512-2768 or stop by the office in 10-310 or email us: larry.lindstrom@sinclair.edu; jane.steinhauser@sinclair.edu.