Muslim celebrations in United Kingdom, for the years 2018, 2019 and 2020.
|Laila Al Bara'ah||tuesday may 1st||sunday april 21st||thursday april 9th|
|Ramadan||wednesday may 16th||monday may 6th||thursday april 23th|
|Eid el Fitr||friday june 15th||wednesday june 5th||sunday may 24th|
|Eid el Kebir||wednesday august 22nd||sunday august 11th||thursday july 30th|
|Muslim New Year / Raas Assana||tuesday september 11th||sunday september 1st||thursday august 20th|
|Ashura||thursday september 20th||monday september 9th||friday august 28th|
|Al Mawlid prophet's birthday||tuesday november 20th||saturday november 9th||wednesday october 20th|
Origin of Muslim celebrations
Muslim celebrations are based on the Hegira calendar. It begins with the birth of the prophet Mahomet, corresponding to the year 622 of the western calendar. Muharram, the New Year Muslim month indicates the first day of the Hegira.
In the Muslim calendar of 2018, Georgian year, it will indicate the beginning of the 1436 Hegirian year.
All Islamic celebrations are related to the life of the prophet. The best known of them is probably the sacrifice feast, Eid-el-Kebir or Eid-el-Adha in Arabic.
The "big celebration" lasts four days and indicates the end of the pilgrimage to Mecca. In the Muslim calendar of 2018, this holiday should start on August 22nd. Every year, believing families sacrifice an animal according to their means.
Sheep is the most common. Believers share it with the poorest people as a sign of solidarity and assistance, fundamental values of Islam, found in other Muslim celebrations.
Islamic celebrations: Ramadan
Ramadan is one of the most visible Islamic celebration in the world. Two weeks before takes place Laila Al-Bar'h, the night of forgiveness. It is one of the Muslim celebrations where believers realize one of the five pillars of Islam: they forgive each other for their sins and give alms to the poor, in preparation for Ramadan.
Beginning the ninth month of the Muslim calendar, this holy month is punctuated by fasting, from the onset of the sun to the sunset. It allows to show one's self-control, to accept hunger in communion with the poor and to weld the community.
In the Muslim calendar of 2018, it should begin May 16th in France. Eid el-Fitr, the feast for the break of the fasting, marks the end of this month of fasting and is the second major Islamic celebration.