Holy Days and Holidays Calendar

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.

Holy Days and Holidays Calendar Sept. 2018 - Aug. 2019 

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. 

The dates and information contained in this document have been sourced from the Canadian Multifaith Federation, the Multifaith Action Society, faith leaders and community partners, as well as several online sources. 

This calendar is not meant to be comprehensive or exhaustive, and every attempt has
been made to ensure its accuracy. Please note that updates and changes are made to the calendar throughout the year as needed. If you discover any errors, required updates or omissions, or have any other inquiries regarding this document, please don’t hesitate to email your suggestions to info@scdsb.on.ca.


To see descriptions and learn more about the various holy days and holidays we recognize, 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