Banks Inventory Day -
Saturday April 1, 2017
Banks only :
Tuesday April 4, 2017
Hinduism : Festivities take place in the Rama temples. recitation of the Ramayana (Perayana), which can last up to 9 days. Classical music and sacred chants.
Guru Nabha Das -
Sunday April 8, 2018
Secular holiday :
Mahavir Jayanti -
Sunday April 9, 2017
Jainism : Jain festival honoring Lord Mahavira on the founder's birthday.
Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha -
Thursday April 13, 2017
Hinduism : Magha Puja or Sangha celebration. This day falls on the full moon of the third month. It commemorates the main event in Buddha's life, after His first retreated from the rain (Vassa). The anniversary of Buddah's birthday in the Mahayana tradition; the commemoration of Buddah's birth, enlightenment, and death, celebrated on the day of the full moon of the 6th month in the Theravada tradition.
Good Friday -
Friday April 14, 2017
Friday April 28, 2017
Hinduism : The sixth avatar of Vishnu in Hinduism. He is the son of Renuka and one of the saptarishis, Jamadagni. He lived during the last Treta and Dvapara Yugas and is one of the Chiranjivi (immortals) of Hinduism. Parashurama, a Brahmin, received his famous axe after undertaking terrible penance to please Shiva, who in turn taught him Kalaripayattu (the mother of all martial arts). [Wikipedia]
Labor Day/May Day -
Monday May 1, 2017
Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .
Summer holiday (beginning) -
Friday May 12, 2017
School holidays (please double check) :
Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji -
Monday May 29, 2017
Secular holiday : Guru Arjun (1563 - 1606) laid the foundation of the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) in the middle of the tank of Amritsar. All of the Sikhs desired that it should be the tallest building in the new town. Guru Arjan Dev however felt otherwise. He reminded his followers that humility should be a great virtue. The temple was therefore built on as low an elevation as possible. sikhs.org