INTERFAITH INITIATIVE

The Martin Luther King Cultural Center exists to promote communication, cooperation, and community among the diverse religious and spiritual groups and individuals of the University of Kentucky.  The University of Kentucky creates and supports transformative experiences of spiritual growth, ethical reflection, interfaith and intercultural dialogue, community service, and social action.

For information about the University of Kentucky's NEW Jewish Student Life Director, contact Justin Sadle at justin.sadle@uky.edu 

The Interfaith room is located on the 3rd floor of the Gatton Student Center. 

RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS COMPREHENSIVE CALENDAR

12-Aug Monday-Thursday(15) Eid al Adha* Islam
15-Aug Thursday Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Christian
15-Aug Thursday Dormition of the Theotokos Orthodox Christian
23-Aug Friday Krishna Janmashtami** Hindu
29-Aug Thursday Beheading of St. John the Baptist Christian
1-Sep Sunday Ecclesiastical year begins Orthodox Christian
1-Sep Sunday New Year - Hijra * Islam
3-Sep Tuesday Paryushana Parva* Jain
8-Sep Sunday Nativity of Virgin Mary Christian
10-Sep Tuesday Ashura * Islam
14-Sep Saturday Elevation of the Life Giving Cross (Holy Cross) Christian
23-Sep Monday Mabon - Ostara* Wicca
27-Sep Friday Meskel Ethiopian Christian
29-Sep Sunday Michael and All Angels Christian
30-Sep Monday-Tuesday(1) Rosh Hashanah* Jewish
4-Oct Friday St Francis Day Catholic Christian
4-Oct Friday Blessing of the Animals Christian
8-Oct Tuesday Dasara** Hindu
9-Oct Wednesday Yom Kippur * Jewish
14-Oct Monday-Sunday(20) Sukkot * Jewish
14-Oct Monday Thanksgiving - Canada Interfaith
18-Oct Friday St. Luke, Apostle & Evangelist Christian
20-Oct Sunday Birth of the Báb * Baha'i
20-Oct Sunday Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth Sikh
21-Oct Monday Shemini Atzeret * Jewish
22-Oct Tuesday Simchat Torah * Jewish
27-Oct Sunday Christ the King Christian
27-Oct Sunday Diwali Sikh - Hindu - Jain
28-Oct Monday Milvian Bridge Day Christian
28-Oct Monday Jain New Year Jain
29-Oct Tuesday Reformation Day Protestant Christian
31-Oct Thursday All Hallows Eve Christian
31-Oct Thursday Reformation Day Protestant Christian
1-Nov Friday All Saints Day Christian
1-Nov Friday Samhain - Beltane* Wicca/Pagan
2-Nov Saturday All Souls Day Catholic Christian
10-Nov Sunday Mawlid an Nabi * Islam
12-Nov Tuesday Birth of Baha'u'llah * Baha'i
12-Nov Tuesday Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Sahib Sikh
15-Nov Friday Nativity Fast begins - ends Dec. 24 Orthodox Christian
23-Nov Saturday Thanksgiving Interfaith
24-Nov Sunday Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahdur Sikh
26-Nov Tuesday Christ the King Christian
26-Nov Tuesday Day of the Covenant * Baha'i
28-Nov Thursday Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha * Baha'i
28-Nov Thursday Thanksgiving Interfaith USA
30-Nov Saturday St. Andrew's Day Christian
1-Dec Sunday-Tuesday(24) Advent Christian
6-Dec Friday Saint Nicholas Day Christian
8-Dec Sunday Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) ** Buddhist
8-Dec Sunday Immaculate Conception of Mary Catholic Christian
12-Dec Thursday Feast day - Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Christian
16-Dec Monday-Wednesday(25) Posadas Navidenas Hispanic Christian
21-Dec Saturday Yule Christian
21-Dec Saturday Yule - Litha * Wicca/Pagan
23-Dec Monday-Monday(30) Hanukkah * Jewish
24-Dec Tuesday Christmas Eve Christian
25-Dec Wednesday Christmas* Christian
25-Dec Wednesday Feast of the Nativity** Orthodox Christian
26-Dec Thursday Zarathosht Diso (Death of Prophet Zarathushtra) ** Zoroastrian
26-Dec Thursday St Stephen's Day Christian
27-Dec Friday Saint John - Apostle and Evangelist Christian
28-Dec Saturday Holy Innocents Christian
29-Dec Sunday Holy Family Catholic Christian
31-Dec Tuesday Watch Night Christian