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Religious Studies

Eid al-Adha* (Islam)

The Festival of Sacrifice remembers Abraham’s devotion in offering his son as a sacrifice. Begins at sundown on the first day. * Work is restricted.

Tisha B’Av* (Judaism)

Day of mourning to commemorate many tragedies that have befallen Jewish people, many occurring on the ninth of Av (fasting and work restrictions). * Work restricted.    

Ashura* (Islam)

For Shias, a commemoration of the martyrdom of Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, at Karbala. Begins at sundown on the previous Gregorian calendar day.