Official holidays and islamic calendar

January: fishing season February: fishing season March: date palm pollination April: shrimp season May: tourtle nesting June: tourtle nesting + windy season July: tourtle nesting + windy season + date harvest August: tourtle nesting + windy season (low) + Ramadam September: Ramadam + Eid al Fatr October: fishing season November: fishing season December: poems competition + beach party with traditional dance and music to welcome New year

The Muslim calendar for 2015

Saturday, Jan 3 Milad un Nabi (Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad) Shia Muslims celebrate this 5 days later. Some Muslims do not approve of celebrating the birthday, and regard doing so as a religious innovation. Thursday, Jan 8 Milad un Nabi (Shia) Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. Sunni Muslims celebrate this 5 days earlier. Some Muslims do not approve of celebrating the birthday, and regard doing so as a religious innovation. Thursday, Jun 18 Ramadan (start) Ramadan is the Muslim month of fasting. Monday, Jul 13 Lailat al Qadr Lailat al Qadr, the Night of Power, marks the night in which the Qur’an was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by Allah. Friday, July 17 Eid-Ul-Fitr The end of Ramadan when Muslims celebrate the end of fasting and thank Allah for His help with their month-long act of self-control. Wednesday, September 23 Eid-Ul-Adha Festival of Sacrifice marking the day after Arafat. The Day of Arafat is the most important day in the Hajj ritual. This is a four day holiday Wednesday, October 14 Al-Hijira Islamic New Year. Marks the migration of the Prophet Mohammad and his followers from Mecca to Medina Friday, October 23 Ashura Islamic holy day observed on the 10th of the Islamic month of Muharram. Shi’ite Muslims regard it as a major commemoration marking the martydom of the Prophet’s grandson, Hussein.. Monday, December 21 Milad un Nabi (Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad) Shia Muslims celebrate this 5 days later. Some Muslims do not approve of celebrating the birthday, and regard doing so as a religious innovation. Saturday, December 26 Milad un Nabi (Shia) Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. Sunni Muslims celebrate this 5 days earlier. Some Muslims do not approve of celebrating the birthday, and regard doing so as a religious innovation.

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