Ramadan Mubarak!

Assalamu Alaikum and Ramadan Mubarak to all our colleagues, community members and service users observing Ramadan over this next month!

When is Ramadan?

This year Ramadan will fall on the evening of Sunday 10 March or Monday 11 March depending on the sighting of the moon, with the first fast commencing the following day. It will last for 29 to 30 days, expecting to end on Tuesday 9 April or Wednesday 10 April, also dependant on the sighting of the moon.

It is important to note this may differ amongst different Muslim communities according to their moon sighting practises and therefore some Muslims may start or finish observing on different days.

Ramadan at Bristol Mind

During Ramadan it is important colleagues, volunteers, service users and community members are supportive of those who may be fasting, ensuring inclusivity.

This Ramadan is a particularly challenging one for members of the Muslim Community in Bristol and around the world. It is a time of collective grief and mourning due to the ongoing events in Palestine, particularly Gaza. Whilst they are fasting, many will turn their acts of devotion and worship to focus on Palestine and where it may usually be a time of joy, this year will feel very different. We are mindful of this and will continue to support our friends, colleagues, service users and members of Bristol’s Muslim Community.

I have a colleague, friend or family member that are observing Ramadan, how can I support?

Exchange Ramadan greetings by saying “Ramadan Kareem,” which translates into “Have a generous Ramadan,” or “Ramadan Mubarak,” which roughly translates into “Happy Ramadan.”

Be mindful that staff might be fasting for long hours over the next month.

Be kind!