RELIGIOUS HOLY DAYS

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REF/A/DOC/SECNAVINST 1730.7C/21FEB2006//
REF/B/DOC/MILPERSMAN 1731-020/22AUG2002//
NARR/REF A IS RELIGIOUS MINISTRY WITHIN DON.  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 RELIGIOUS PETTY OFFICERS ARE AVAILABLE TO
RENDER ASSISTANCE AND TO ADVISE ON RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION.  THESE
OBSERVANCES AND DATES ARE FOR MAY THROUGH AUGUST 2006.
2.  BUDDHIST:
BUDDHA DAY - VISAKHA PUJA  13 MAY
DALAI LAMA BIRTHDAY         6 JUL
ASALHA PUJA DAY            11 JUL
OBON (ULAMBANA)            15 JUL
3.  CHRISTIAN:
ASCENSION OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST                            25 MAY
ASCENSION OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST (ORTHODOX)                  1 JUN
PENTECOST                                                      4 JUN
PENTECOST (ORTHODOX)                                          11 JUN
FAST AND SERVICES FOR THE THEOTOKOS VIRGIN MARY (ORTHODOX)  1-14 AUG
ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (ROMAN CATHOLIC)        15 AUG
TRANSFIGURATION OF CHRIST (ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN)                 6 AUG
DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKOS VIRGIN MARY (ORTHODOX)             15 AUG
4.  JEWISH:
SHAVUOT (PENTECOST) BEGINS AT SUNSET 1 JUN AND ENDS AT NIGHTFALL
3 JUN.
NINTH OF AV (TISHA B'AV) IS A 25-HOUR FAST BEGINNING AT SUNSET 2 AUG
AND ENDING NIGHTFALL 3 AUG.  ALL FOOD AND WATER ARE PROHIBITED.
5.  MUSLIM:
LAILAT AL MIRAJ  22 AUG
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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