Eid al-Adha in Nottingham

Eid al-adha is the one of two most important religious holidays celebrated by Muslims worldwide each year. It is distinct from Eid Al-Fitr. While Eid Al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan when Muslims break their month-long fast, this festival marks the end of Hajj or pilgrimage to Mecca. This festival involves animal sacrifice as a symbol and honors the …

International student societies: Korean, Hungarian and Islamic Societies

With our diverse international and EU student community, Nottingham has a great range of student societies representing the many countries, cultures and religions of the world. This week we have been sharing messages from a few societies on our blog. Find these societies, along with many others, at the Welcome Festival during 21 to 25 September. Korean Society Korean …

Eid al-Fitr in Nottingham

Eid al-Fitr (also known as Id al-Fitr or Eid ul-Fitr) falls on the first day of Shawwal in the Islamic calendar. It marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan and the start of a feast that lasts up to three days, depends on the countries. This day is recognised from the astronomical estimate from the …

Ramadan in Nottingham

Meredita Susanty, an international student from Indonesia studying MSc Management and Information Technology at The University of Nottingham. This blog post was written in 2015. For dates of the Islamic Society’s current events, see the Islamic Society website. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, where any Moslem people who have hit puberty …

Dietary requirements: where to find specialist foods in Nottingham

When you arrive in a new city or country there are many things that can be hard to adjust to. Among all these new challenges, one thing you may be concerned about is how to maintain a special diet in an unfamiliar environment. It can be difficult to know where to find foods that fit …

Fun, festivals and flavour at Nottingham’s cultural societies

As the saying goes, “All work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy!” None of us wants to become that dull Jack – not me anyway! What do you plan to do at The University of Nottingham other than studying or doing coursework? Partying, visiting new places, watching movies? Sounds good! But are you …