Muslim Holidays, Islamic Holidays
Muslims celebrate two major religious holidays each year, although we have our weekly holiday, FRIDAY, Jumuah, where we pray our friday jumuah prayer in congregation at the mosque with thousands of other Muslims, often on this day you will find the mosque packed with fellow Muslims. The two major religious muslim holidays each year are ramadan and hajj and the corresponding holidays are connected with each of these. All islamic holidays follow the lunar based islamic calendar.
Ramadan - Each year we spend the daytime fasting from dawn till dusk, during the 9th month of the Islamic Calendar called Ramadhan.
Laylat alqadr - On the Odd nights of ramadhan in the last 10 days Muslims search for the night of power, where we recite and pray through most of the night to get the blessings from this beautiful night.
Eid al fitr - At the end of Ramadan, the most famous muslim holiday is eid al fitr, celebrating the end of fasting.
Hajj - Each year on the 12th of the Islamic Calendar millions upon millions of Muslims make pilgrimage to mecca to observe hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam.
Day of Arafat - During one of the days of hajj, pilgrims gather at the plain of arafat to ask Allah for forgiveness and mercy, and make general prayers to ask for heaven.
Eid al Adha - Eid al adha is the second most famous Muslim holiday, celebrating the end of the annual pilgrimage.
These are the main muslim holidays whilst there are other significant days within islamic history where some observe extra prayers and rememberance.