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Multi-Faith Services

As a British Columbia post-secondary institution located on S’olh Temexw, the territory of the Stó:lō people, UFV recognizes and respects the diversity of its community, including diversity of religious faiths and observances. UFV endeavors to provide an inclusive environment for all students.

Multi-faith prayer space in Abbotsford

Individuals looking for space on campus for prayer or quiet reflection can now access the new Multi-faith space located in room S3102 of the S Building (third floor) on the Abbotsford campus. There are three semi-private areas available, as well as items and books that can be used for prayer. The space is available from 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. any day that UFV is open. We ask that folks remove their shoes when entering the space – there is a bench with shoe storage for your convenience.

Multi-faith calendar

The multi-faith calendar is published as a service to the University community for informational purposes and is not a conclusive list. 

Is there a day of religious importance missing? We want to know. Please email to be added to the list below.



2022 Dates Holiday / Observance Religious, Spiritual or
Worldview Tradition
January 1  Gantan-Sai (New Year's Day) Shinto
January 6 Epiphany Christianity
January 6 Feast of the Theophany/Three Kings Day Christianity (Orthodox)
January 7 Feast of the Nativity Christianity (Orthodox)
January 9 Birthday Guru Gobvind Singh Ji Sikhism
January 13 Maghi Sikhism
January 13 Makar Sankranti Hinduism
January 16 - 17 Tu B'Shvat Judaism
January 18 - 25 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Christianity
 February 01 Chinese/Vietnamese/Korea/Lunar New Year Buddhism
February 2 Imbolc (the Feast of Waxing Light) Wicca
February 4 Vasant Panchami Hinduism
February 28 Lailat al Miraj Islam
March 02 Lent begins - ends April 14 Christianity
March 02 Ash Wednesday Christianity
March 07 Great Lent begins Christianity (Orthadox)
March 16 - 17 Purim Judaism
March 18 Holi Hinduism/Sikhism
March 18 Lailat al Bara'a Islam
March 21 Naw-Rúz (New Year's Day) Baha'i
March 21 Norouz (New Year's Day) Zoroastrianism
March 21 Ostara  Wicca
March 26 Khordad Sal (Birth of Prophet Zarathustra) Zoroastrianism
April 03 Ramadan begins Islam
April 10 Rama Navami  Hinduism
April 14 Baisakhi (Vaisakhi) Sikhism
April 15 Good Friday Christianity
April 16 - 23 Pesach (Passover) Judaism
April 17 Easter Christianity
April 17 Palm Sunday Christianity
April 17 - 24 Holy Week Christianity (Orthadox)
April 18 Birthday of Guru Angad Dev Sikhism
April 21 First day of Ridván Baha'i
April 22 Good Friday Christianity (Orthadox)
April 28 Laylat al-Qadr  Islam
April 28 Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day  Judaism
April 29 Ninth day of Ridván  Baha'i
May 01 Beltane Wicca
May 02 Twelfth day of Ridván Baha'i
May 02 - 03 Eid al-Fitr - Ramadan End Islam
May 24 Declaration of the Báb Baha'i
May 29 Ascension of the Bahá'u'lláh Baha'i
June 04 - 06 Shavuot Judaism
June 05 Pentecost Christianity
June 16 Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Sikhism
June 22 Aboriginal Day (Canada) Aboriginal Spirituality
June 22 Litha Wicca
July 08 Day of Arafah Islam
July 10 Martyrdom of the Báb Baha'i
July 10 Eid al-Adha * (The Festival of Sacrifice) Islam
July 30 Al-Hijra Muharram * (Islamic New Year) Islam
August 01 Lammas Wicca
August 05 Tish'a B'Av Judaism
August 06 Transfiguration Day (modified Julian Calendar) Christianity (Orthodox)
August 08 Ashura Islam
August 11 Raksha Bandhan Hinduism
August 18 Sri Krishna Jayanti (Krishna Janmashtami) Hinduism
September 10 Ganesh Chaturthi Hinduism
September 10 - 25 Pitru Paksha Hinduism
September 21 - 29 Mabon Wicca
September 25 - 27 Rosh Hashanah Judaism
October 04 -05 Yom Kippur Judaism
October 09 - 16 Sukkot Judaism
October 11 - 20 Durga Puja Hinduism
October 16 - 18 Shemini Atzeret Judaism
October 17 - 18 Simhat Torah * (Rejoicing of the Law) Judaism
October 18 Mawlid al-Nabi Islam
October 19 Sharad Purnima Hinduism
October 20 Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth Sikhism
October 31 Samhain Wicca
November 01 All Saint's Day Christianity
November 04 Diwali Hinduism/Sikhism
November 06 The Birth of the Báb  Baha'i
November 07 The Birth of the Bahá'ulláh Baha'i
November 19 Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Sahib Sikhism
November 24 Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom Sikhism
November 25 Day of the Covenant Baha'i
November 27 Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá Baha'i
November 28 First Day of Advent Christianity
November 29 - December 06 Hanukkah Judaism
December 21 Yule Wicca
December 25 Christmas Christianity


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