Ras as-Sana – The celebration of the Islamic New Year
Moulid an-Nabi – The celebration of the prophet Mohammed's birthday; occurs around May.
Ramadan – An event where the faithful take neither food nor water until after sunset each day. It occurs during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar (around November), this is when the Quran was revealed to Mohammed. At the end the fasting breaks and there is a large celebration.
Eid al-Adha – This is the time of the pilgrimage to Mecca. Each Muslim is expected to make this pilgrimage at least once in a lifetime. During this time the streets are decorated with colored lights and children play in their best clothes. Mahmal is a ritual preformed in each village and passing pilgrims are given carpets and shrouds to take on the journey; occurs around February.