Damascus Film Festival Enquire at the front desk of any cheap Damascus hotel and chances are they are going to tell you that this festival is definitely one to participate in. It takes place in various venues in the city centre including the Omayyad Conferences Palace and several other cinemas.
Ramadan the most renowned of all Muslim religious festivals is celebrated throughout Damascus. During Ramadan, Muslims are bound by their religion to abstain from drink, food, and even sex from sunrise to sunset. Once the sun sets, participants spend hours dining together, shopping, and visiting the Old City. No matter where you go in Damascus during Ramadan, the city is alive with celebration.
Eid al Fitr this festival celebrates the end of fasting and takes place each year at the end of Ramadan.
Eid al Adha (the festival of sacrifice) beginning on the 27th of November, this festival honours the Prophet Abraham's trials and follows the history of the Islamic pilgrimage. Remember that alcoholic beverages are not served by most venues in Damascus on the night preceding the event.