Nights of Ramadan
From April 02, 2022 until May 02, 2022Check schedules and entry conditions for each activity.
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Casa Árabe’s two headquarters (at Calle Alcalá, 62 in Madrid and Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9 in Cordoba). Check schedules and entry conditions for each activity. Check entry conditions for each session.
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In order to take part in the celebrations for the month of Ramadan, for the tenth year in a row, Casa Árabe has organized a special schedule of activities to be held in both Cordoba and Madrid from April 2 to May.
As it does every year, Casa Árabe wishes to celebrate this very important month in the Muslim calendar, such a special date for more than 300,000 Andalusian residents and over 2,000,000 Spanish Muslims. The festivities begin with the sighting of the first crescent of the moon (in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar), an event directly linked to cultural and religious roots that is gradually becoming part of our own identity as a multicultural people.
Ramadan, which commences on the upcoming date of April 2 and ends on Monday, May 2, is of obvious religious origins, dating back to 610 BCEwhen, according to Islamic tradition, Muhammad appeared before the archangel Gabriel and revealed the Qur’an to him, the sacred book of Islam. The revelation, on Laylat al-Qadr (the Night of Destiny), reportedly occurred during Ramadan.
A lot of water has gone under the bridge since the original idea to very successfully carry out a schedule of events in the neighorhood of Lavapiés (Madrid) in 2007 with the objective of promoting integration and cultural cooperation between citizens co-existing in the same public space. Throughout the various editions held in Madrid and Cordoba, the Nights of Ramadan have grown firmly established as a unique encounter that raises awareness about the culture of the Muslim world, so commonplace in our shared history, allowing some of the people to celebrate their most cherished holiday while others get to share with and learn about their closest neighbors.
Casa Árabe, with the cooperation of the Municipal Government of Cordoba and the Halal Institute/Junta Islámica, have mad
peaceful co-existence, and most especially to the role played by culture in increasing awareness and integration. From April 2 through May 2, the Nights of Ramadan will be the perfect time to get a closer look at the culture of the Muslim world, while learning about others, truly seeing them and mutually enriching each other.
We invite you to discover the full schedule of activities on this website and to congratulate all of the Muslims you meet, as we too shall be doing throughout this month of celebration: ”Ramadan Mubarak.”
See our Nights of Ramadan 2022 event schedule below.
EVENTS IN CORDOBA
Monday, April 4 to Thursday, April 7
Monday, April 4, 5:00 a.m.
Tuesday, April 5, 5: 00 p.m.
Workshop: “Andalusian Poetesses, Scientists and Wise women: Doing away with clichés and myths,” by Matilde Cabello
Wednesday, April 6, 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 7, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, April 8, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 19, 7: 00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 20, 7:00 p.m.
Conference: “Living and Dying in Al-Andalus: The western boroughs of Madinat Qurtuba,” by Rafael Varela
Thursday, April 21, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, April 22, 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, April 23, 10: 00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Guided tour: “From Minarets to Belfries: The towers that marked the urban landscape of Cordoba,” by Belén Vázquez Navajas.
Tuesday, April 26, 7: 00 p.m.
Conference: “The Market as an Essential Space in Al-Andalus Cities: Souks and the fanadiq,” by Alicia Hernández Robles and María Teresa Casal.
Moderated by: Elena Salinas.
Wednesday, April 27, 6:00 p.m.
Conference: “Animated Short Films by Arab Women” by Regine Basha
Friday, April 29, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 30, 12: 00 p.m.