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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2791

Ramzan to Begin From Today

Colombo, 18 June, (Asiantribune.com):

The Grand Mosque of Colombo announced that since the new moon was not sighted in any part of the country yesterday, it has been decided that Ramazan fast will commence from Friday.

The holy month of Ramadhan was expected to begin on Thursday.

Ramadan in 2015 will start on Thursday, the 18th of June and will continue for 30 days until Friday, the 17th of July.
Note that in the Muslim calander, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Muslims will celebrate Ramadan on the sunset of Wednesday, the 17th of June.

Although Ramadan is always on the same day of the Islamic calendar, the date on the Gregorian calendar varies from year to year, since the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar and the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar. This difference means Ramadan moves in the Gregorian calendar approximately 11 days every year. The date of Ramadan may also vary from country to country depending on whether the moon has been sighted or not.

- Asian Tribune -

Ramzan to Begin From Today
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