People of the Book Calendar Jewish, Christian and Islamic Calendars

Halloween Bangladesh

Halloween

Halloween or Hallowe’en (/ˌhæləˈwiːn, -oʊˈiːn, ˌhɑːl-/; a contraction of “All Hallows’ Evening”), also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on...

Muhammad riding a camel to Medina

Ras as-Sanah

1 Muharram 1436 Ras as-Sana (Arabic: رأس السنة‎ New Year) literally means “Head of the year” in Arabic and refers to the beginning of a new year. The Hijri New Year, also known as...

Ahl al Bayt

Eid al-Mubahila

24 Dhul-Hijjah 1435 Eid al-Mubahila is an annual Muslim commemoration of Mubahila, when Muhammad and the Christians of Najran gathered to debate – and imprecate – each other. The event of Mubahila occurred on...

Simchat Torah

Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

22-23 Tishrei 5775 The holiday of Shemini Atzeret (שמיני עצרת) immediately follows the conclusion of the holiday of Sukkot. The Hebrew word shemini means “eighth”, and refers to its position on “the eighth day”...