Ramadan Kareem

UCD welcomes students and staff from a vast range of different cultures and backgrounds, including many people who will be observing Ramadan over the next two months. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting. The date of Ramadan changes every year and in 2018 Ramadan begins on Thursday 17th May, and ends on the evening of the 14th of June, although the final date may differ depending on the location. During Ramadan, many of our students will be fasting during daylight hours. This fast includes no food and no water so please be mindful of this when engaging with individuals observing Ramadan. Ramadan in Ireland is made more challenging at this time of the year to due to our long days.

Iftar events are an opportunity for those fasting to come together and enjoy a meal. This year UCD International is hosting Iftar events in both Dubai this evening the 17th May at 18:00hrs, and here in Dublin in the Global Lounge on Friday 25th May at 21:00hrs. All students and staff are welcome to attend these events, and we would ask that you register here. We look forward to seeing you there!