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Thu. 7/19 All day New moon
Fri. 7/20 All day Ramadan The ninth month of the Moslem calendar. Commemorates the month in which the Koran was revealed to Mohammed. Observance involves prayer and abstention from food, drink, smoking, and sex, from sunrise to sundown. After sundown brings party time. The first day of Ramadan is a holiday in many Islamic countries.
Thu. 7/26 All day First quarter
Thu. 8/2 All day Full moon
Thu. 8/9 All day Last quarter
Wed. 8/15 All day Laitaltul-Qadr (Laylat Al-Qadr) Laylat Al-Qadr ("the night of power.") falls on one of the last ten days of Ramadan on an odd numbered day (such as the twenty-third, twenty-fifth or twenty-seventh), In the Qur'an this night is said to be equal to one thousand months and on this night the prayers of the sincere Muslim are certain to be answered.
Fri. 8/17 All day New moon
Sun. 8/19 All day Eidul-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr) Just as festivity becomes the atmosphere when the fast is broken each day at sunset, happiness becomes doublefold when the month of fasting is finally completed and the Eid Al-Fitr is celebrated. The most elaborate dishes are served at large banquets to which relatives and friends are invited. These colorful celebrations are the climax of the sense of fullfiliment characterizing,a month of fasting and hardships, increasing the bonds of connectedness among humankind and between humankind and God.
Fri. 8/24 All day First quarter
Fri. 8/31 All day Blue moon
Sat. 9/8 All day Last quarter
Sun. 9/16 All day New moon
Sat. 9/22 All day First quarter
Sun. 9/30 All day Full moon
Tue. 10/2 All day Feast of the Gaurdian Angles Catholic day
Mon. 10/8 All day Last quarter
Mon. 10/15 All day New moon
Mon. 10/22 All day First quarter
Thu. 10/25 All day Yaum-Arafah (Yom Arafat) Yom Arafat falls on the ninth of Dhu Al-Hijja, when people on the Hajj are assembled for the "standing" at the plain of Arafat (in Mina near Makkah) during the Haj. Muslims around the world gather at the local mosque (masjid) for prayer in spiritual solidarity with those at Arafat.
Fri. 10/26 All day Eidul-Adha (Eid Al-Adha) Eid Al-Adha ("The Feast of the Sacrifice") commemorates Abraham's willingness and obedience to sacrifice his son Ishmael to God (and God's mercy in substituting a lamb for Ishmael). This feast is part of the Haj, and takes place on the tenth of Dhu Al-Hijja of the Islamic calendar. For those on the Hajj and for many others the day begins with the sacrifice of an animal in commemoration of the Angel Gabriel's substitution of a lamb as Abraliam's sacrificial obligation. One-third of the meat is given to the poor, with the remainder shared with neighbors and family members. This holiday is then celebrated in much the same way as Eid Al-Fitr - with good food, gifts for children and general merrymaking.
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