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Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims in many countries around the world and it is a time of introspection. Ramadan’s dates are determined by a lunar calendar. Muslims fast to remind themselves of those less fortunate and strengthen their relationship with their faith. Muslims break their dawn to dusk fast during Ramadan with a meal called Iftar. It is traditional to break one’s fast with a date. San Diego Public Library hopes you can make it to one of our Ramadan events this year!


Featured Programs

Speaker wearing hijab

Empowered Women: A World Hijab Day Presentation
Saturday, March 11, 2023 | 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. | North University Community Library

During Women's History Month and World Hijab Day, the Islamic Circle of North America San Diego Chapter will raise awareness about how Islam empowers Muslim women and discuss why women wear hijab. Participants are invited to try wearing hijab and can ask questions about Islam and custom dress.

Event Schedule

2:30 - 4:30 p.m. (Outside Table)

  • Dawah booth
  • Hijab try-ons
  • Islamic Circle of North America Relief Awareness
  • Treats

4:45 - 5:30 p.m. (Community Room)

  • Presentation

Story Times & Crafts


Persian New Year

Persian New Year

Nowruz / Persian Music @ the Park
Saturday, March 25, 2023 | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Kensington-Normal Heights Library

Kensington-Normal Heights Library will celebrate Norwuz, a New Year celebration celebrated on the first day of Spring in many countries including Iran, Afghanistan, parts of India, and the United States. Music will be performed by Dornob Collective and led by Farhad Bahrami. Recommended for all ages. Please bring a blanket to sit on the grass if you wish.

Persian New Year Display
Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - Thursday, March 30, 2023 | North University Community Library

The Persian Cultural Center shares beautiful cultural objects and handicrafts from Iran.


Events Around the City



  • Ramadan Display