Ramadan is considered the holiest of months on the Islamic lunar calendar. It occurs in the 9th month when the new moon is sighted, typically 10-11 days earlier each year. In 2024, A Taste of Harmony coincides with Ramadan (11th March to 8th April) giving us a unique opportunity to learn more about this significant spiritual festival!
Ramadan is celebrated around the world by around 1.8 billion Muslims as the time when the Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. It is a month of fasting, abstinence, and acts of charity with a focus on prayer and connection with Allah. At the end of the month, donations are made (Zakat) and Eid al-Fitr is celebrated with feasts, prayer, and gifts.
The act of fasting from sunrise to sunset for 30 days is one of the five pillars of Islam. It allows individuals to empathise with the pain and suffering of millions around the world and to feel a closer connection to Allah.
In 2024, A Taste of Harmony will run from 18th March to 19th April to enable all those observing Ramadan to be included and fully participate.
Our wonderful partner from the Islamic Museum of Australia has some terrific resources for workplaces and schools. Please visit their website here or email via email@example.com and we'll help make an introduction.
A Taste of Harmony 2024 will now take place from Monday, 18th March until Friday, 19th April 2024. Please note that while these are our official dates, activities can be organised at any time during March and April. Rest assured, our website is fully equipped to support and accommodate this flexibility.
Traditionally spanning two weeks in March, A Taste of Harmony is venturing into April to allow everyone to engage wholeheartedly in food-related events. By extending the event, our aim is to promote inclusivity and foster a deeper understanding of different cultural practices.
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