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Islamic Holy Days

During Ramadan, observant Muslims fast until sunset. At several times during Ramadan, the chaplains host the Muslim community (and often their friends, observant or not!) to break the fast together over great food and conversation.

Naima Qambi '14 teaches us how to make sambusas at an Iftar dinner in the summer of 2013.

Naima Qambi ’14 teaches us how to make sambusas at an Iftar dinner in the summer of 2013.

Eid-ul-Fitr is the Muslim celebration marking the end of Ramadan, a holy period of fasting, service, and prayer. The Chaplaincy partners with the Muslim Student Association and Muslims from the local community to plan this evening of food, performances, and presentations on the meaning of Eid.

Eid-al-Adha, considered by many to be the greater Eid, is also often celebrated at Bates. See a video from the 2011 celebration here: EidalAdha2011

Students celebrate Eid