Faith Holidays

Islam — Hijri calendar: Year 1 = 622 CE

2022

Holiday/Observance/Celebration

 
April 2, 2022 First Day of the Holy Month of Ramadan, the month of fasting, self-examination and devotion during which physically able Muslims do not eat or drink from the first sign of dawn until sunset. Islam
May 3, 2022 Eid al-Fitr is the last day of the month and is “the breaking of the fast” that celebrates the end of Ramadan (observance begins at the sunset of the previous day, but special worship and prayers begin on this day). Islam
July 10-23 Eid al-Adha’, at the Festival of Sacrifice, as Abraham offered his son, Ishmael, to God, so Muslims offer goat, sheep and camels and then distribute the meat to the poor. This is the concluding act of pilgrimage (Hajj) but also observed even when not on pilgrimage. (Observance begins at the sunset of the previous day, but special worship and prayers begin on this day.) Islam

*Because the beginning of the month is marked by sighting the moon, the actual dates are not always predictable. Occurs in the summer season.