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The Ramadan Fast- The fast is celebrated during the month of Ramadan. It serves to draw Muslims closer to God and to develop spiritual piety, patience, and perseverance.
 
Eid al-Fitr- THe festival of the Breaking of the Fast is held on the first day of the tenth month of the Islamic year. It celebrates the end of the fasting month of the Ramadan and marks the period of spiritual and moral renewal for the Muslim community. People celebrate this day with great joy as they participate in family gatherings, giving gifts, and in giving donations to the poor.
 
Eid-al-Adha- The Great Festival of Sacrifice is held on the tenth day of Zul Hijjah (tenth day of the twelfth month). The occasion marks Abraham's submission to the will of God and his willingness to sacrifice his son ismael.
 
Milad ul-Nabi- The prophet Muhammad's date of birth was in the 12 Rabbi "Awwal, which is the twevth day of the third month in the Islamic calender. Birthday celebrations are held throughtout the month.
 
Mi'raj- The Mi'raj celebrates the "Night Journey" or Ascension where Muhammad is taken by Gabriel from Makkah to jerusalem and them on to Heaven. This festival is celebrated on the twenty-seventh of Rajab (july).
 
Islamic New Year- The celebration of the new year takes place on the first day of Muharram, the first month.
 
The Shi'ah Observance of Muharram- The observance of Muharram takes place in the firzt ten days of the Muslim new year nad is celebrated by Shi'ahs.