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Islamic New Year

Photo of Islamic lanterns
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
All Day

The Islamic new year, or the Hijri new year, marks the start of the Muslim lunar calendar. The calendar has been observed for more than 1,440 years and is used to date important Muslim events including the beginning of Ramadan (month of fasting), Eid al-Fitr and the start of the Hajj pilgrimage. Source:

The CML asks school officials to be flexible since the Muslim community at Duke is international and very diverse. Some may recognize the listed holidays on slightly different dates. Others may have important religious holidays not listed on this calendar.