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April recognizes Arab American Heritage in America, National Deaf History Month, as well as the following dates as recognized on the NSD calendar: 

  • Ramadan begins Ap. 1 and Eid-al-Fitr May 1
  • Passover starts on April 15 and Ends on April 23
  • Orthodox Good Friday Ap. 22 and Easter Orthodox Ap. 24

Read on as we learn more about these special days!

Ramadan begins April 1st  and Eid-al-Fitr May 1st

“Ramadan is a holy month of fasting, introspection and prayer for Muslims, the followers of Islam, worldwide.  Eid-al-Fitr the Eid meaning is “the festival of breaking the fast”  and commemorates the end of a month-long fast throughout Ramadan.” Link: Ramadan Information & Activities for Kids 

Orthodox Good Friday April 22  and Orthodox Easter April 24

“Many countries around the world celebrate Orthodox Easter like Romania, Republic of Macedonia, Lebanon, Cyprus, Greece, Ukraine, Bulgaria, and Russia.” (Image shows Romanian decorated Easter Eggs)  Link: https://www.calendardate.com/orthodox_easter_2022.htm

Passover Passover begins on April 15, 2022 and ends April 23, 2022. During this time, those who practice Judaism commemorate the journey to freedom and liberation. It is an 8-day celebration, spent with loved ones and friends, and is a time for reflection and giving thanks for new beginnings.  https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/Passover/353602

Arab American Heritage in America:

“Arab Americans have ancestry in one of the world’s 22 Arab nations, which are located from northern Africa through western Asia. The people of these nations are ethnically, politically, and religiously diverse but share a common cultural and linguistic heritage.

The world’s 22 Arab nations are Algeria, Bahrain, the Comoro Islands, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, and Yemen.”  

Read more in the link: National Arab American Heritage Month

Visit the NSD Calendar of Events: Religious and Cultural Observances

To learn about F.A.C.E.: The Center for Family Engagement