Astrology and Ramadan
Ramzan or Id or Id-Ul-Fitr is on the 1st of the month of Shawwal, which is the tenth Lunar month of the Islamic calendar. The Ninth month of the Muslim year is known as Ramzan or Ramadan, when Prophet Mohammed is supposed to have received his first revelations of the Holy Quran.
It is the month succeeding the month of Shaban after the new moon is sighted. In commemoration of this, Muslims fast from sunrise until sunset during the month.
The start of the period is determined by the physical sightings of the Moon and other related astronomical calculations. The dates might vary a little across countries. People fast from sunrise to sunset and refrain from doing unholy acts in this time as ever. They have a pre-fast meal and a post-fast meal. Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islamic faith. It is said that fasting improves the general health of the people apart from alleviating diseases like diabetes and obesity. People spend the money they have saved from not eating in charity deeds.
Id is an important festival celebrated by the Muslim fraternity across the globe. People celebrate the day with feasts and prayers. Special rich food are prepared and shared with those around. The celebrations vary from country to country. It is celebrated with much fun-fare in the middle-eastern countries. People get up early in the morning, they wear their best clothes and have some date fruits. And then they go to the mosques for prayer.
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