August Holy Days

Holy Day: Assumption of Mary Dates: August 15th, 2015

Practitioners: Catholic/Christian

Description: Celebration of Mary's victory over sin and death when she was bodily assumed into heaven.

Celebrations: All Catholics are asked to attend Mass on this day.

Recommended Accommodations: Please remind Catholic students to plan ahead on Mass attendance so as not to miss academic expectations.
Holy Day: Raksha Bandhan Dates: August 29th, 2015

Practitioners: Hindu

Description: A festival celebrating siblings.

Celebrations: Marked by tying a "holy thread" (a rakhi) by the sister on her brother's wrist. The brother in return offers a gift to the sister and vows to look after her.

Recommended Accommodations: None