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2024 Ramadan

Ramadan text on green patterned background

The holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims in many countries around the world and is a time of introspection. Ramadan occurs on the 9th month of the Islamic lunar calendar. For about 11 days per solar year, Muslims fast to remind themselves of those less fortunate and to strengthen their relationship with their faith. During each day of Ramadan, fasting means to abstain from eating or drinking during daylight. Muslims break their dawn to dusk fast with a community-focused meal called Iftar. In 2024, the calculated expected dates of Ramadan (depending on location and moon-sightings) begin during the evening on Sunday, March 10, 2024, and end on Tuesday, April 9, 2024.  Eid al-Fitr, or the “Festival of Breaking the Fast,” commemorates the end of the holy Ramadan month. Muslims gather and take part in different activities, such as engaging in social events, feasts, prayers, and acts of charity. The holiday will be observed on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. San Diego Public Library hopes you can celebrate and learn about Ramadan during our events.


Children’s Programs

A 3D illustration of a Mosque with golden crescent moons and stars. The scene depicts the structure centered in the middle of a sandy desert in the evening.

Crafternoon: Eid Gift Bag
Tuesday, March 26, 2024 | 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Balboa Library

During the Muslim holiday Eid Al-Fitr, family and friends visit each other and sometimes exchange gifts. Eid al-Fitr is celebrated after the Muslim month of Ramadan. Join us during Ramadan to make a mosque-themed Eid gift bag. (For ages 4 and up.)

Create-it Thursday: Ramadan Suncatchers Craft
Thursday, March 28, 2024 | 4 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. | Skyline Hills Library, Multipurpose Room

Join us in celebrating Ramadan as we create mosque suncatchers! Learn how to use our IDEA Lab’s Cameo to create these perfect window decorations. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a celebration of religion and community. It begins and ends with the appearance of the crescent moon.
Registration required.

Eid al-Fitr Craft
Saturday, March 30, 2024 | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | North University Community Library

We're inviting you to create a lantern with us in celebration of the Eid, which marks the end of fasting during Ramadan. Learn about the Muslim holy month called Ramadan with the library and community members.
Registration recommended. (For ages 5-12.)

Create-it Thursday: Ramadan Moon & Stars Craft
Thursday, April 4, 2024 | 4 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. | Skyline Hills Library, Children's Nook

We're celebrating and exploring Ramadan! Join us and create a crescent moon and stars craft to celebrate Ramadan!

This is a family-friendly event. Crafts every Thursday at 4pm. Registration required.




  • Ramadan Display