Ramadan is the ninth month in the Muslim lunar calendar. Healthy adult Muslims fast in Ramadan from dawn until dusk. This includes abstaining from drinking, eating, immoral acts, and anger. Other acts of worship such as prayer, reading the Quran, and charity are also encouraged during the holy month. Ramadan 2022 will start on the evening of April 2nd and ends at sundown on May 2nd.
The W&M family recognizes Ramadan is a time for deep reflection, fasting, prayer, and for our Muslim faculty, staff, and students.
Passover, or Pesach in Hebrew, is one of the Jewish religion’s most sacred and widely observed holidays. In Judaism, Passover commemorates the story of the Israelites’ departure from ancient Egypt, which appears in the Hebrew Bible’s books of Exodus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, among other texts. Jews observe the weeklong festival with a number of important rituals, including a traditional Passover meal known as a seder, the removal of leavened products from their home, the substitution of matzo for bread, and the retelling of the exodus tale. According to the lunar-based Hebrew calendar, Passover 2022 will be from sundown on April 15, 2022, to sundown on April 23, 2022.
The W&M family recognizes Passover as a time for celebration and prayer for our Jewish faculty, staff, and students.