Religious Calendar

Islam — Hijri calendar: Year 1 = 622 CE

2019

2020

Holiday/Observance/Celebration

August 11th-15th, 2019

July 30th- August 3rd, 2020

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.)

First day= ~May 5th until Last day= ~June 5th, 2019

 

First day= ~April 23rd until Last day= ~May 23rd, 2020 

 

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.

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).

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