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2022-2023 School Year

Date Holiday Religion
September 25-27, 2022 Rosh Hashanah Jewish
October 4-5, 2022 Yom Kippur Jewish
October 9-16, 2022 Sukkot Jewish
October 24, 2022 Diwali/Deepavali PaganJain/Sikh/Hindu
October 31 - November 1, 2022 Samhain Pagan
December 12, 2022 Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic
December 25, 2022 Christmas Christian/Catholic
February 1-2, 2023 Imbolc Pagan
February 22 - April 6, 2023 Ash Wednesday/Lent Catholic
March 6, 2023 Magha Puja* Buddhism
March 7-8, 2023 Holi Hindu
March 22 – April 21, 2023 Ramadan Islam
April 5 – April 13, 2023 Passover Jewish
April 7, 2023 Good Friday Christian/Catholic
April 9, 2023 Easter Christian/Catholic
April 14, 2023 Vaisakhi* Sikh
April 21-22, 2023 Eid al-Fitr Islam
May 1, 2023 Beltane Pagan
May 5, 2023 Vesak* Buddhism
June 28-29, 2023 Eid al-Adha Islam

We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.