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Religious and Spiritual Observances Calendar

This guide is intended as an educational resource by raising awareness of the diverse religious and spiritual observances celebrated by members of the University of South Dakota community that may impact one's school or work responsibilities.

Points to Remember

This guide is intended as an educational resource by including dates and practices of the diverse religious and spiritual observations celebrated by members of the University of South Dakota community that may impact one's school or work responsibilities. Possible academic and food accommodations are include for informational purposes, as well. We hope that the information will be valuable to those planning classroom activities and other academic co-curricular events. 

Points to Remember

  • Dates are assembled from several calendars and organized by semester: summer, fall, spring. Lunar calendars can vary based on region and practice.
  • Kosher restrictions apply: refers to the dietary guidelines of Jewish law which apply daily throughout the year. Restrictions include: pork, shellfish (fish is allowed) and mixing meat with dairy.
  • Halal dietary restrictions apply: refers to the foods prohibited according to Islamic dietary law throughout the year. Restrictions include alcohol and pork.

Did we miss something?

Did we miss something?

While we make every effort to include all major religious and spiritual observances in this Calendar of Religious and Spiritual Observances we realize we may have missed one that is important to you. If you know of an observance that we have missed, please send an e-mail to caroline.anderberg@usd.edu. We will review your request and if we determine that it fits within the content guidelines for this page, we'll post it here for everyone to enjoy.

~Inclusive Excellence Committee, University Libraries

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