Ramadan Mubarak: Celebrating the Muslim Holy Month

Ramadan Mubarak! Meaning “Blessed Ramadan,” this greeting is often shared during the holy month of fasting recognized by Muslims around the world. You might also hear Ramadan Kareem, meaning “Generous Ramadan.” Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. 

This year, the month of Ramadan began with the sunset on March 22. The Muslim community started with the late-night congregational prayers called “Taraweeh,” and the observation of fasting began before sunrise on March 23. (It continues daily between sunrise and sunset.) The observance culminates on April 21 with Eid al-Fitr, meaning “festival of breaking the fast” in Arabic.

The Dublin Link was lit green and white March 22, showcasing two colors that represent peace for many Muslims. Islam itself is rooted in the Arabic word “Salam,” which also means peace.

Want to know more about Ramadan? Visit the Culture Corner hosted at the Dublin Community Recreation Center throughout March and April designed by members of Noor Muslim Students. Try your hand at making your own paper lantern!

Video: We spoke to some of our younger Muslim residents in Dublin to see what the holy month of Ramadan means to them — and their favorite ways to celebrate. Check out the video below.

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