NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL SERVICE
ATTENDANCE AND LEAVE MANUAL
TRANSMITTAL MEMORANDUM NO. 23
June 29, 2001
TO: Manual Recipients
FROM: William Doyle, Director of Staffing Services
SUBJECT: Attendance and Leave Manual Appendix B
This memorandum transmits the material listed below for insertion in your copy
of the Attendance and Leave Manual.
|(2)||2002 Calendar of Legal Holidays and Days of Religious Significance||Appendix B||3-5||6/29/01|
The following material should be retained until April 1, 2003, and then removed from your copy of the Manual and destroyed.
|(2)||2001 Calendar of Legal Holidays and Days of Religious Significance||Appendix B||3-6||6/23/00|
Information concerning the days of religious significance was obtained from official religious sources. Since it is not possible to include in this calendar the days of religious significance of every faith, agencies with questions about other religious observances should call the Attendance and Leave Unit of this Department at (518) 457-2295.
The calendar is intended as a guide, since special and local conditions may cause variation from official practice. It is impossible here to note every observance, such as an individual saint's day, which ordinarily would not require absence from work.
This calendar does not modify negotiated agreements or Attendance Rules items on the subject of holidays.
The following further explains days of religious significance and the calendar notations:
- An asterisk (*) indicates a day of required religious observance. The letters after an asterisk indicate the faiths for which the day is a day of required religious observance. The abbreviations used correspond to the following denominations or subdenominations:
EO - Eastern Orthodox
P - Protestant
RC - Roman Catholic
OJ - Orthodox Jew
CJ - Conservative Jew
RJ - Reform Jew
M - Muslim
- All days of religious significance for the Jewish faith begin at sundown on the evening before the date given.
- The Orthodox Jewish faith requires its members to observe each Saturday as the Sabbath. Its members are not permitted to travel by car or common carrier after sundown on Friday evening.
- Reform Jews observe one day of required religious observance at the beginning and end of holy days rather than the two Conservative and Orthodox Jews observe.
- The Roman Catholic Church requires its members to attend Mass every Sunday and on days of required religious observance. In some areas, this obligation may be fulfilled by attending Mass after 4 p.m. on the preceding day. In some communities, the Solemnity of the Mother of God (January 1), The Assumption (August 15), and All Saints Day (November 1) are not considered to be days of required religious observance if they fall on a Saturday or a Monday.
- The Eastern Orthodox Church requires its members to attend Divine Liturgy on Sundays and on days of required religious observance.
- Some Eastern Orthodox churches, including many Russian Orthodox parishes, follow the Julian rather than the Gregorian calendar. For this reason, they celebrate certain days of religious significance 13 days later than the dates listed by the Eastern Orthodox Church.
- Members of the Islamic faith observe Fridays as their major day of worship. The fast of Ramadan begins at sundown on the evening before the date given; there is no prohibition on working during Ramadan. The two days of required religious observance are Eid-ul-Fitr (Festival of Fastbreaking) and Eid-ul-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice). Believers are prohibited from working on those two days. All of the dates of Islamic observance are tentative because they are based on sightings of the moon. Those wishing to confirm the exact dates should call the Attendance and Leave Unit no more than 30 days before the date listed on the calendar.
|MONTH||DATE||DAY||LEGAL HOLIDAYS||DAYS OF RELIGIOUS
|1||Tuesday||New Year's Day||Solemnity of the Mother of God (RC*)
Feast of the Circumcision (EO*)
Last Day of Kwanzaa
|6||Sunday||Feast of the Epiphany (EO*) (P) (RC)|
|Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (P) (RC)|
|21||Monday||Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day|
|28||Monday||TU B'Shevat (OJ, CJ, RJ)|
|2||Saturday||The Presentation of Christ (EO*)|
|13||Wednesday||Ash Wednesday (P) (RC)|
|17||Sunday||First Sunday of Lent (P)|
|18||Monday||Washington's Birthday (Observed)|
|23||Eid-ul-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) (M*)|
|25||Monday||Fast of Esther (OJ, CJ, RJ)|
|26||Tuesday||Purim (OJ, CJ, RJ)|
|1||Friday||World Day of Prayer (P)|
|9||Saturday||Saturday of Souls (EO)|
|16||Saturday||Saturday of Souls (EO)|
|23||Saturday||Saturday of Souls (EO)|
|24||Sunday||Sunday of Orthodoxy (EO)
Palm Sunday (P)
Passion Sunday (RC)
|25||Monday||The Annunciation (EO*)|
|27||Wednesday||First Passover Seder (OJ*, CJ*, RJ*)|
|28||Thursday||Passover (OJ*,CJ*, RJ*)
Maundy Thursday (P)
Holy Thursday (RC)
|29||Friday||Passover (OJ*, CJ*)
Good Friday (P) (RC)
|31||Sunday||Easter Sunday (P) (RC)|
|3||Wednesday||Passover (OJ*, CJ*, RJ*)|
|4||Thursday||Passover (OJ*, CJ*)|
|9||Tuesday||Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Memorial Day)|
|16||Tuesday||Yom Hazikaron (Day of Remembrance)|
|17||Wednesday||Yom Haatzmaut (Israel Independence Day)|
|28||Sunday||Palm Sunday (EO*)|
|30||Tuesday||Lag Ba Omer (OJ, CJ, RJ)|
|2||Thursday||Holy Thursday (EO*)
National Day of Prayer (P)
|3||Friday||Good Friday (EO*)
May Friendship Day (P)
|4||Saturday||Holy Saturday (EO*)|
|5||Sunday||Easter Sunday (EO*)|
|6||Monday||Feast of St. George (EO)|
|9||Thursday||Ascension Day (P)
Ascension Thursday (RC*)
|10||Friday||Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day)
Feast of the Life Giving Fountain (EO)
|17||Friday||Shavuot (OJ*, CJ*, RJ*)|
|18||Saturday||Shavuot (OJ*, CJ*)|
|19||Sunday||Pentecost (P) (RC)|
|21||Tuesday||Feast of St. Constantine and Helen (EO)|
|2||Sunday||Corpus Christi (RC)|
|13||Thursday||Ascension Thursday (EO*)|
|22||Saturday||Saturday of Souls (EO)|
|24||Monday||Feast of the Holy Spirit (EO)|
|27||Thursday||Fast of the 17th of Tammuz (OJ, CJ, RJ)|
|29||Saturday||Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul (EO)|
|30||Sunday||All Saints Day (EO)|
|18||Thursday||Fast of the 9th of AV (OJ, CJ, RJ)|
|6||Tuesday||The Transfiguration of Jesus Christ (EO*)|
|15||Thursday||The Repose of the Blessed Mother (EO*)
The Assumption (RC*)
|7||Saturday||Rosh Hashanah (OJ*, CJ*, RJ*)|
|8||Sunday||Rosh Hashanah (OJ*, CJ*)
The Nativity of the Theotokos (EO)
|14||Saturday||The Elevation of the Holy Cross (EO*)|
|16||Monday||Yom Kippur (OJ*, CJ*, RJ*)|
|21||Saturday||Sukkot (OJ*, CJ*, RJ*)|
|22||Sunday||Sukkot (OJ*, CJ*)|
|28||Saturday||Shemini Atzeret (OJ*, CJ*, RJ*)|
|29||Sunday||Simchat Torah (OJ*, CJ*)|
|6||Sunday||World Communion Sunday (P)|
|26||Saturday||The Feast of St. Demetrios (EO)|
|27||Sunday||Reformation Sunday (P)|
|1||Friday||All Saints Day (P) (RC*)
World Community Day (P)
|2||Saturday||All Souls Day (RC)|
|6||Wednesday||First Day of Ramadan (M)|
|21||Thursday||Presentation of the Virgin Mary (EO*)|
|30||Saturday||First Day of Chanukah (OJ, CJ, RJ)|
|1||Sunday||First Sunday of Advent (P)|
|6||Friday||Feast of St. Nicholas (EO)
Eid-ul-Fitr (Festival of Fastbreaking, Last Day of Ramadan) (M*)
|7||Saturday||Last Day of Chanukah (OJ, CJ, RJ)|
|8||Sunday||The Immaculate Conception (RC)(3)|
The Feast of the Nativity (EO*) (RC*)
|26||Thursday||First Day of Kwanzaa(4)|
|27||Friday||The Feast of St. Stephen (EO)|
(1) The State has designated Lincoln's Birthday as a floating holiday in 2002 for State employees in certain bargaining units.
(2) Flag Day, the second Sunday in June, is not observed on the following Monday, and is not a paid holiday for State employees.
(3) The Immaculate Conception is not a day of required religious observance in 2002 because it falls on a Sunday. See Introduction, Note 5.
(4) Kwanzaa, an African-American and Pan-African holiday celebrating family, community and culture, actually ends on January 1, 2002.