Community rail invited to celebrate World Hijab Day

Next Wednesday 1 February marks World Hijab Day, and Community Rail Lancashire is inviting members of the community rail network to join them for an online celebration event.

World Hijab Day is an annual event founded by Nazma Khan in 2013 and takes place on 1 February each year in over 150 countries. The aim of the day is to encourage women of all religions and backgrounds to wear and experience the hijab as a way to promote understanding and cohesion.

Community Rail Lancashire’s World Hijab Day event will be hosted by Community Rail Education Development Officer Shahiesta Raja. The online session will run from 12-1pm on Microsoft Teams and is open to all those who have an interest (although please note the last 20 minutes is for women only).


12-12:20pm: A session on what a hijab is and what it means to Shahiesta

12:20-12:40pm: Q&A session

12:40-1pm: A demonstration on how to wear hijab (please bring a suitable scarf and a couple of pins if you have them). This part of the session is for women only.

After the event, Shahiesta would love to create a collage of all the sisters of community rail wearing their hijab, as a way of showing appreciation to those who choose to wear it in their daily lives.

If you would like to attend this online event or want some further information, please email Shahiesta on