Islamic Festival of Eid al Fitr celebrates the end of Ramadan. Because the Islamic calendar is lunar, Islamic holidays fall on different dates every year. Depending on the community, Ramadan in 2015 will start on Thursday, the 18th of June and will continue for 30 days until Friday, the 17th of July.
HIJRI. ISLAMIC NEW YEAR. 15th OCTOBER 2015. The Islamic New Year is called Ras as-Sanah al Hijriyah. On this day in 610 CE Prophet Muhammad began his emigration from Mecca to Medina and this historic journey is called the Hijra. Muslims across the world remember this journey and celebrate this day as the New Year by visiting the mosque to offer prayers. This year, the day is the start of the Islamic year of AH 1436 and the first month of the Islamic calendar is the month of Muharram.
Kashmiri Muslim women pray outside Shah Hamadan Shrine on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, June 19, 2015. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar during which devotees fast from dawn till dusk. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
The ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah (the 12th and final month of the Islamic calendar) is the Day of 'Arafah. It is the day when pilgrims stand on the plain of 'Arafah to pray. http://islamicwebsites1.blogspot.in/2015/09/fasting-on-day-of-arafah.html