Acknowledging Eid al-Fitr, April 9/10, 2024

Acknowledging Eid al-Fitr, April 9/10, 2024
Posted on 04/05/2024

Students and staff in HPEDSB have diverse backgrounds and beliefs. HPEDSB acknowledges commemorative dates, which include 13 priority days that may be observed by students and staff based on their individual beliefs.

Eid al-Fitr, which means “festival of breaking the fast” in Arabic, is acknowledged as a priority day at HPEDSB. It is celebrated at the end of Ramadan, one of the most sacred times for the religion of Islam. This year, Eid al-Fitr will take place on either Tuesday, April 9 or Wednesday April 10, 2024 depending on the sighting of the moon.

During Ramadan, observing Muslims take part in extra prayer and fast from sunup to sundown for one month. For many, Ramadan is more than fasting—it is a time of goal-setting, renewal (physically and spiritually), acts of charity, solitude, sleep deprivation (due to waking up pre-dawn and going to sleep late because of night prayers) and reading the Qur’an.

Resources about Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr

Eid Mubarak, which means Happy Eid, to all who celebrate Eid al-Fitr.