EVERY year millions of Muslims around the UK and across the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr. The date of the religious observance changes annually, as it is based around the lunar calendar. Here is everything you need to know about it. What is Eid al-Fitr? Eid or Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting that starts on May 5 and finishes on June 4 in 2019. It is an important religious holiday for Muslims and is a day when they are not permitted to fast. It kick-starts the month of Shawwal, which begins with a feast to end the period of fasting. The celebration is a public holiday in many Muslim countries, but is not one in the UK, despite a campaign for it to be recognised back in 2014. During Eid, Muslims will often purchase new clothes for the occasion, and take part in festivals and celebrations. Many will wake up early to pray at a mosque or outdoor prayer venue. Gifts and cards are often exchanged among friends and family. Eid means "celebration" and Mubarak … [Read more...] about What date is Eid 2019, when does it end, how is it celebrated and how does Eid al-Fitr differ from Eid al-Adha?
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Lori Higgins Chalkbeat Detroit Published 8:00 AM EDT Apr 20, 2019 For the first time in its history, the Detroit school district will recognize a Muslim holiday. The school board has adopted the calendar for the 2019-20 school year that includes a day off May 25, 2020, in observance of Eid al-Fitr, the holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. The day of observance was among the highlights of the new calendar, which also includes an early start to the school year, more teacher training days, a shorter mid-winter break and several days built in at the end of the academic year for snow days. Muslim students have been pushing officials to recognize the Eid holidays, like other nearby districts, such as Dearborn Public Schools, the Crestwood School District and Hamtramck Public Schools. Among those advocating for the day off was Mohammad Muntakim, a sophomore at Cass Technical High School and president of the school’s Muslim Student Association, who noted in a … [Read more...] about Detroit schools to close for Muslim holiday, Eid al-Fitr, in 2020
IT'S the planet we live on and is home to more than six billion humans and countless other animals and plants. But with climate change and pollution endangering planet Earth, people are being implored to help protect the fragile environment - and one way to help is by taking action, Earth Day 2019. When is Earth Day 2019? Earth Day is held every year on April 22 and in 2019 this is no different. Organisers settled on this date as it is in the spring but does not conflict with the religious holidays of Easter and Passover. It is also said that one of the organisers, Julian Koenig came up with the idea of holding it on April 22 as it was his birthday and the word 'birthday' rhymes with Earth Day. What is Earth Day? Earth Day is an annual event marked across the world to show support for environmental protection. The aim is to encourage people to do things that will benefit the Earth, such as recycling more, using solar power or plant trees. The event takes place around the world and it … [Read more...] about World Earth Day 2019 – What is this year’s theme how can you get involved to protect our species?
Dec 31, 5:00 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Suman Varandani @suman09 12/31/18 AT 5:00 AM The new year is here and while we don't need a reminder for when St. Patricks Day or Christmas Day falls, there are some religious holidays that depend on the lunar calendar. Below is a list of religious holidays for the world’s major religions. Please note: Jewish, Baha’i and Islamic holidays begin at sunset the previous day.Christian holidays 2019:Jan. 6, Sunday: EpiphanyJan. 13, Sunday: Baptism of the Jesus: Feb. 2, Saturday: CandlemasFeb. 14, Thursday: St. Valentine's DayMarch 6, Wednesday: Ash WednesdayMarch 17, Sunday: St. Patrick's DayMarch 19, Tuesday: St. Joseph's DayApril 14, Sunday: Palm SundayApril 18, Thursday: Maundy ThursdayApril 19, Friday: Good FridayApril 21, Sunday: EasterApril 22, Monday: Easter MondayApril 23, Tuesday: St. George's DayMay 30, … [Read more...] about Religious Holidays 2019: Complete Calendar For Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist Religions
By Madalyn Mendoza, mySanAntonio.com Updated 12:17 pm CDT, Thursday, October 4, 2018 The 32nd annual Alamo Heights Night put the campus of the University of the Incarnate Word into a Fiesta mood Friday night, April 20, 2018. The 32nd annual Alamo Heights Night put the campus of the University of the Incarnate Word into a Fiesta mood Friday night, April 20, 2018. Photo: Marco Garza For MySA On Friday, April 27, 2018, Fiesta continued in Market Square. The Fiesta included live bands as well as the traditional fiesta foods and beverages. On Friday, April 27, 2018, Fiesta continued in Market Square. The Fiesta included live bands as well as the traditional fiesta foods and beverages. Photo: Marco Garza/Give Me A Shot For MySA Buy photo Fiesta spirit was in full force on Thursday, April 27, 2018, during college night at NIOSA. The tradition … [Read more...] about Easter pushes Oyster Bake, other events, to before Fiesta’s official start in 2019