HOLY DAYS OF WORSHIP

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REF/A/DOC/SECNAVINST 1730.8A/21DEC1997//
REF/B/DOC/MILPERSMAN 1731-020/22AUG2002//
NARR/REF A IS ACCOMMODATION OF RELIGIOUS PRACTICES.  REF B IS
MILPERSMAN.//
POC/WILLIAM D. STALLARD/LCDR CHC USN/CHIEF OF NAVY CHAPLAINS
/LOC:WASHINGTON DC/EMAIL:WILLIAM.STALLARD@NAVY.MIL//
RMKS/1.  PER REFERENCES (A) AND (B), CONSISTENT WITH THE NEEDS OF
SERVICE MEMBERS, COMMANDING OFFICERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO GIVE
FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION, SUPPORT AND ACCOMMODATION FOR OBSERVANCE OF
RELIGIOUS HOLY DAYS.  CHAPLAINS AND RPS ARE AVAILABLE TO RENDER
ASSISTANCE AND TO ADVISE IN SUPPORT OF RELIGIOUS ACOMMODAITON.
CHRISTIAN:
     ASCENSION OF CHRIST - 5 MAY  (THURSDAY 5 MAY IS THE
     TRADITIONAL DAY OF OBSERVANCE, BUT IT IS OBSERVED BY MANY ON
     SUNDAY 8 MAY.)
     PENTECOST - 15 MAY
     TRINITY SUNDAY - 22 MAY
     CORPUS CHRISTI - 29 MAY
     ASSUMPTION OF BLESSED VIRGIN MARY - 15 AUG
ISLAM:
     NONE PER THE INTERFAITHCALENDAR.ORG
JEWISH:
     YOM HASHO'AH - 6 MAY
     SHAVUOT - 13-14 JUN (THE FEAST OF WEEKS BEGINS AT SUNSET 12
     JUN AND CONCLUDES AT NIGHTFALL ON 14 JUN.)
     TISHA B'AV - 14 AUG (THIS IS A 25-HOUR FAST DAY FROM SUNSET
     ON 13 AUG TO NIGHTFALL ON 14 AUG)
ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN:
     EASTER/PASCHA - 1 MAY
     ASCENSION - 9 JUN
     PENTECOST - 19 JUN
     FAST IN HONOR OF THE THEOTOKOS - 1-15 AUG
     TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD - 6 AUG
     FEAST OF THE DORMITION OF THE VIRGIN MARY - 15 AUG
BUDDHIST:
     BUDDHA DAY - VISAKHA PUJA - 24 MAY
     ULAMBANA (OBON) - 15 JULY OR 15 AUGUST ACCORDING TO THE LUNAR
     CALENDAR
2.  FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING RELIGIOUS FAITH GROUPS VISIT
WWW.CHAPLAIN.NAVY.MIL
3.  RELEASED BY VADM A. T. CHURCH III, DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.//
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