Archive for August 22nd, 2009

(August 22) Today we're observing . . .  Ramadan

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Ramadan (Islamic)
With the sighting of the cresent moon last night, Mulsims around the world began the observance of Ramadan.

Observed by more than one billion Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification achieved through fasting, self-sacrifice and prayers.

Celebrated during the ninth month of Islamic calendar, the fast is observed each day from sunrise to sunset. Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five Pillars of Islam. The Islamic belief that requires that Muslims perform five central duties in order to strengthen their faith. While Islam has two major sects, the Sunnis and the Shiites, all Muslims aim to realize these five pillars in their lifetime.

Ramadan concludes with a 3-day festival known as “Eid” or “Eid ul-Fitr,” which literally means “the feast of the breaking/to break the fast.” The holiday marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting and is a culmination of the month-long struggle towards a higher spiritual state.

Ramadan Mubarak!

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Did You Know? Countdown to Ramadan 2009 (08/22)

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Did You Know?
August 22

It’s Ramadan!

Thanks for joining us as as we counted down to the Islamic holiday of Ramadan. Come back and join us again for another “Did You Know” holiday countdown!

Ramadan Mubarak,
Louie and the Holiday Elves

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