Rosh Hashanah

This year, Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on September 25th and ends at sundown on September 27th. Rosh Hashanah literally means, ‘head of the year’ and is the Jewish New Year. Jewish families all over the world celebrate this time of inner renewal and atonement with traditional foods and customs. We’ve gathered some of those […]

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Eid al-Adha: “Festival of Sacrifice”

Eid al-Adha translates to “Festival of Sacrifice” and is considered the holiest of the two Eids, the other being Eid al-Fitr, that commemorates the end of Ramadan. Eid al-Adha marks the culmination of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Festivities usually lasting three to four days are celebrated by millions of Muslims worldwide. Eid […]

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The Hajj

Today, July 7th, 2022, marks the first day of The Hajj. For many Muslims, this marks an important day within the 70 days of the pilgrimage season. Muslims who are physically and financially able, and who can afford to take care of family while they are gone, are required to perform the Hajj. This journey […]

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Celebrating Ramadan

More than two billion Muslims around the world are celebrating the holy month of Ramadan. Islam is the second-largest religion in the world. Muslims make up a majority of the population in 49 countries, and make up 25% of the world population, per Pew. However, not every Muslim culture celebrates the holiday the same way. […]