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Holy Days and Holidays Calendar   

Holy Days and Holidays Calendar - July 2017 - December 2018 (print version)

The students and staff of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) represent a rich diversity of faith traditions. This calendar helps identify some of the important days of commemoration, however it isn’t designed to be a complete listing of religious days. Students and staff from a particular faith background may or may not be absent from school on these special days. If they do attend school or work, certain accommodations may be required.

The expectation is that SCDSB schools and worksites not schedule events on significant holy days (marked in bold in the calendar) that would exclude observing staff and students from participating. For further information, please contact our Itinerant Resource Teacher - Equity and Inclusion, at 705-734-6363, ext. 11859. 

To see descriptions and learn more about the various holy days and holidays we celebrate, visit the links below:

How time is measured
The sun (solar calendar)
Baha'i, Christian, Sikh, Wicca and Zoroastrian calendars

The moon (lunar calendar)
Islamic calendar

The sun and the moon (lunisolar calendar)
Buddhist, Hindu, Jain and Jewish calendars

The SCDSB gratefully acknowledges the leadership, knowledge and collaborative spirit of the Peel District School Board in their support of the design and content of this calendar.