RELIGIOUS HOLY DAYS

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REF/A/DOC/SECNAVINST 1730.8/21DEC1997//
REF/B/DOC/MILPERSMAN 1731-020/22AUG2002//
NARR/REF A IS ACCOMMODATION OF RELIGIOUS PRACTICES.  REF B IS
MILPERSMAN DESCRIBING HOLY DAYS.//
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 ON RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION.  THESE
OBSERVANCES AND DATES ARE FOR 2006.
2.  BUDDHIST:
MAHAYANA BUDDHIST NEW YEAR    14 JAN
NIRVANA DAY (NEHAN-E) IS USUALLY CELEBRATED SOMETIME DURING THE
FIRST HALF OF FEBRUARY.
MAGHA PUJA DAY                14 MAR
3.  CHRISTIAN:
FEAST OF EPIPHANY (ORTHODOX)               06 JAN
CHRISTMAS (ORTHODOX OLD CALENDAR)          07 JAN
EPIPHANY (ROMAN CATHOLIC)                  08 JAN
ASH WEDNESDAY (PROTESTANT/ROMAN CATHOLIC)  01 MAR
CLEAN MONDAY (GREAT LENT FAST THROUGH 15 APR) (ORTHODOX)
06 MAR
ANNUNCIATION (ROMAN CATHOLIC AND ORTHODOX) 25 MAR
PALM SUNDAY (PROTESTANT/ROMAN CATHOLIC)    09 APR
HOLY WEEK (PROTESTANT/ROMAN CATHOLIC)      9-16 APR
EASTER SUNDAY (PROTESTANT/ROMAN CATHOLIC)  16 APR
PALM SUNDAY (ORTHODOX)                     16 APR
HOLY WEEK (ORTHODOX)                       16-23 APR
PASCHA (EASTER SUNDAY) (ORTHODOX)          23 APR
4.  JEWISH:
PURIM BEGINS AT SUNSET 13 MARCH AND ENDS AT NIGHTFALL 14 MARCH.
PASSOVER (PESSACH) BEGINS WITH THE FIRST SEDER AT SUNSET 12 APRIL
AND ENDS NIGHTFALL 20 APRIL (13, 14, 19, AND 20 APRIL ARE HOLY DAYS
OF OBLIGATION; 16-18 APRIL MINOR WORK IS PERMITTED).
5.  MUSLIM:
WAQF AL ARAFA (HAJJ DAY)      10 JAN
EID AL ADHA                   11 JAN
HIJRA - NEW YEAR              31 JAN
ASHURA                        09 FEB
MAWLID AN NABI                11 APR
6.  FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING RELIGIOUS FAITH GROUPS AND HOLY
DAY OBSERVANCES VISIT WWW.CHAPLAIN.NAVY.MIL.
7.  RELEASED BY VADM A. E. RONDEAU, DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.//
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