Holidays & Events

Middle Eastern Culture
Holidays, events, and celebrations in and related to the Middle East

⇒Christmas star
Recipes and customs from the Christmas celebrations in the Middle East

Closing the Islamic Year : The Hajj, Pilgrimage to Mecca, and Eid ul-Adha star
Information about the Hajj, also known as the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, and Eid ul-Adha - two important Islamic celebrations that occur during the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar, Dhu al-Hijjah.

BBC - Eid el-Fitr Celebrations star[offsite link]

BBC - Jewish Holy Days star[offsite link]

BBC - Muslim Holy Days star[offsite link]

BBC - Ramadan star[offsite link]

Channel 4 - The Hajj star[offsite link]

National Holidays in the Middle East - January to June star
National holidays in the Middle East from January to June

National Holidays in the Middle East - July to December star
Middle Eastern national holidays from July to December.

Sukkot - Feast of Tabernacles star
Of the seven feasts of Israel, Sukkot, also called The Feast of Tabernacles, is the most joyful, prominent, and most often mentioned feast mentioned in the Bible. It is still celebrated today in Israel.

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