RELIGIOUS HOLY DAYS

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SUBJ: RELIGIOUS HOLY DAYS
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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 ACCOMMODATION.  MEMBERS OF THESE
FAITH TRADITIONS MAY DESIRE TO OBSERVE THESE DAYS OF IMPORTANCE IN
THE REMAINDER OF 2005.
BUDDHIST:
BODHI DAY (ATTAINMENT OF ENLIGHTENMENT DAY) - 8 DEC 05 THE
COMMEMORATION OF THE DAY WHEN BUDDHA ATTAINED THE ENLIGHTENMENT.
CHRISTIAN:
PRESENTATION OF VIRGIN MARY IN THE TEMPLE (ORTHODOX) - 21 NOV 05
ALL SAINTS - 1 NOV 05
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF VIRGIN MARY (CATHOLIC) - 8 DEC 05
FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE (CATHOLIC) - 12 DEC 05
CHRISTMAS FAST BEGINS (ORTHODOX) - 15 DEC 05
CELEBRATION OF THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST - 25 DEC 05
JEWISH:
ROSH HASHAHAH (JEWISH NEW YEAR) WILL BE OBSERVED FROM SUNSET 03 OCT
05 THROUGH NIGHTFALL 05 OCT 05.  THE JEWISH HOLY DAY PERIOD
CONCLUDES WITH YOM KIPPUR WHICH IS OBSERVED FROM SUNSET 12 OCT 2005
THROUGH NIGHTFALL 13 OCT 2005.
MUSLIM:
RAMADAN OBSERVED - 5 OCT TO 4 NOV 05
EUDUL FITR - BEGINS 4 NOV 05 AND LASTS THREE DAYS
2.  FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING RELIGIOUS FAITH GROUPS AND HOLY
DAY OBSERVANCE VISIT WWW.CHAPLAIN.NAVY.MIL.
3.  RELEASED BY VADM A. E. RONDEAU, DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.//
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