“May all the praises and thanks be to Allah to whom belongs all that is in heavens and on the earth. Have a blessed Muharram.”
The Islamic New Year — also known as the Arabic New Year or Hijri New Year — is the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. The first year of this calendar began in Gregorian CE 622 when the Prophet Muhammad emigrated from Mecca to Medina with his companions. As rituals and prayers mark the occasion, Muharram is known as the month of remembrance and is sacred to Muslims across the world.
Muslims celebrate Al-Hijra by exchanging gifts and cards, pausing to reflect on Muhammad’s journey, and spending time with family.
In honor and in representation of this celebration, the Colby cafeteria will have a Hijri New Year themed menu on July 29. Colby Cafeteria Hijri New Year Menu:
If you have questions about the Hijri New Year food celebration, please reach out to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Lead Brooke Chhina at [email protected]