The Nomad Mum's Diary: The Ramadan Diary I- Moon struck

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Ramadan Diary I- Moon struck

It’s official: Ramadan starts tomorrow. Like the majority of Islamic countries, Syria follows the traditional approach in determining when the month of Ramadan begins and ends: by spotting the new moon in the sky. In the days of satellites and radio telescopes it may sound a bit primitive (Tunisia, for example, has long used astronomical charts to verify the beginning and end of lunar months), but I guess that the anticipation is part of the Ramadan tradition and it would not be the same if we... Sign in to see full entry.

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