The Holy month of Ramadan is approaching, all the Muslims are eagerly waiting for this holy month which according to them takes them close to their God. The Muslims fast for the whole day, the eateries all around UAE gets closed till the fasting period ends in the evening, while non Muslims also respect the holy month of Ramadan and don’t eat in public places showing solidarity with their Muslim residents.
The Sharjah Planetarium has announced that the holy month of Ramadan will start on Sunday 29 June 2014 with Eid-al-Fitr beginning on Monday 28 July. The Sharjah Planetarium also revealed that the New Moon of Shawwal 1435 AH will be on Sunday 27 July for the UAE. So, the next day will be the start of Eid al-Fitr.
At the beginning of the month of Ramadan, daylight hours will be 13 hours and 45 minutes while the fasting period will be 15 hours and 15 minutes.Towards the end of the Holy month, daylight hours will drop to 13 hours and 25 minutes, and the fasting period will be 14 hours and 55 minutes.
Apart from the fast and prayers all around the day the whole UAE gets active towards the end of the fast. Iftar parties and Iftar deals becomes the talk of the town and at the end of the Ramadan, it’s the shopping season, the shopping malls get crowded and the eagerness of Eid-al-Fitr can be seen in the eyes of every Muslim living in UAE.