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Ramadan to fall on May 17 in UAE

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The Holy Month of Ramadan is expected to fall on May 17 in United Arab Emirates, reports Khaleej times.

Ibrahim Al Jarwan, deputy director general of the Sharjah Center for Astronomy & Space Sciences of the country, made the announcement, saying: "The new moon of the Holy Month of Ramadan is to be 'born' on Tuesday, May 13 around 3.48 pm UAE time, and disappears two minutes before sunset of the same evening."

However, the new moon shall for sure be visible after the sunset of Wednesday May 16, he stated. "As such, Thursday, May 17, shall be the first day of Ramadan as per the astronomical calculations."

The new moon of the lunar month of Shawwal that follows Ramadan is expected to appear on Wednesday, June 13 at around 11:43pm UAE time, he underlined. "It shall be monitored after the sunset of Thursday, June 14, and be definitely seen on Friday, June 15, and that will be the first day of Eid Al Fitr as per the astronomical calculations."


Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha generally fall in Bangladesh a day after the celebrations in Middle Eastern countries, including Saudi Arabia .

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