October 03, 2005

New Year, Ramadan

ya'lLâh,

Sundown today marks the arrival of ראש השנה (Ro'sh hash-Shånåh), the Jewish New Year for "people, animals and legal contracts", which begins the 10-day period called "the High Holidays" in English and "The Days of Awe" in Hebrew.

Sundown today also marks the arrival (in North America) of رمضان (Rama'9ân, or "Ramadan"), a month devoted to fasting, prayer and good will. It ends on 3 November with a spectacular holiday, عيد الفطر ("Eid ul-Fitr" 3îdu-'lFi6r), the first day of the next lunar month.

If you practice either of these traditions, happy holidays!

2 comments:

maudite entendante said...

If you practice either of these traditions, happy holidays!

Or, in the spirit of true linggeekery, L'Shana Tova and/or Ramadan Mubarak. ;)

raine said...

new year, new beginnings, same sense of love from every corner. happy holidays, all; may your experiences be sweet.