First Day of Ramadan Officially Announced

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The Sharjah Planetarium at the Department of Culture and Information officially announced the first day of the Ramadan in the UAE. It falls on Sunday, June 29 and the fasting period will be a little over 15 hours.

State news agency WAM reported that the crescent moon of Ramadan will appear on Friday at 12.08 am. and the sun will set at 7.12 pm. The first day of the Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan falls on Sunday, when daylight will continue for 13 hours and 45 minutes. According to officials, fasting hours are expected to last for 15 hours and 15 minutes.

Monday, July 28 will be the first day of Eid Al Fitr, marking the beginning of Shawwal, the tenth month in the lunar Islamic calendar. The first day of Shawwal 1435 AH will be the end of the fasting month, celebrated with holiday meals, prayers and gift giving.

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