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2020-2021 School Year

Date Holiday Religion
FALL SEMESTER
September 18-20, 2020 Rosh Hashanah Jewish
September 27-28, 2020 Yom Kippur Jewish
October 2-9, 2020 Sukkot Jewish
October 31 - November 1, 2020 Samhain Pagan
November 14, 2020 Diwali/Deepavali Jain/Sikh/Hindu
December 12, 2020 Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic
December 25, 2020 Christmas Christian/Catholic
SPRING SEMESTER
February 1-2, 2021 Imbolc Pagan
February 17 - April 1, 2021 Ash Wednesday/Lent Catholic
February 26, 2021 Magha Puja* Buddhism
March 27 – April 3, 2021 Passover Jewish
March 28-29, 2021 Holi Hindu
April 2, 2021 Good Friday Christian/Catholic
April 4, 2021 Easter Christian/Catholic
April 12 – May 12, 2021 Ramadan Islam
April 14, 2021 Vaisakhi* Sikh
April 20 - May 1, 2021 Beltane Pagan
May 12-13, 2021 Eid al-Fitr Islam
May 26, 2021 Vesak* Buddhism
SUMMER
July 19-23, 2021 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.