Wednesday, May 16, 2018 8:20 AM

From Tuesday, May 15 through Thursday, June 14, our Muslim staff, students, and families will be observing Ramadan.

In honor of this celebration, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk every day for 30 days. Before sunrise a meal called suhoor is eaten, followed by fasting all day, then breaking the fast with a meal called iftar. Fasting generally lasts for 18 hours each day – and includes liquids, so not even water is consumed during those 18 hours.

All Muslims over the age of puberty fast, with some exceptions for age or medical conditions. This means that many of our staff, students, and their families will be participating.

The common greeting during the month is to say Ramadan Mubarak (Blessed Ramadan) or Ramadan Kareem (Noble Ramadan).