This year’s Ramadan began with a pre-sunrise fast today and will last through April 22. Since the days of early Islam Ramadan has commemorated the first revelation of the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad. It’s a time when Muslims seek to build their relationship with Allah, their families, and their communities.

Kirstin Kelley’s 9 Ways To Support Students During Ramadan (cited below) offers specific suggestions for educators during this month. Reading it helped me understand the ways a dominant culture defines a space and how simple it is to be more inclusive.

Here are just a few things I learned from Sharing the Meaning of Ramadan with Students.

  • Appropriate Ramadan greetings used by both Muslims and non-Muslims are Ramadan Mubarak, which means “Blessed Ramadan” and Ramadan Kareem, which means “Generous Ramadan.”
  • The date for Ramadan is based on the lunar calendar which has about 354 days in a year. This means the date for Ramadan will change every year.
  • Fasting, giving, and prayers play a pivotal role during Ramadan.
  • Eid al-Fitr is a three day holiday marking the end of Ramadan. Both Muslims and non-Muslims great one another with Eid Mubarak, which means “Blessed Eid.”

Please feel free to share your own knowledge in the comments. Ramadan Mubarak.


Brenneise, L. (2023, February 24). Sharing the Meaning of Ramadan with Students. Edutopia. Retrieved March 23, 2023, from

Kelley, K. (2023, March 15). 9 Ways To Support Students During Ramadan. We Are Teachers. Retrieved March 23, 2023, from