When is Ramadan 2024... and what are the most prominent popular customs to welcome the month of Ramadan in the Arab countries?

2024-02-27 2024-02-27T09:43:14Z
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Weather of Arabia - With the end of the month of Shaban approaching, we have a few days left until the beginning of the month of Ramadan for the year 2024/1445 , according to astronomical calculations, and most Arab and Islamic countries rely on astronomical observatories to detect the crescent, based on the words of the Prophet - may God bless him and grant him peace:

“Fast when you see it, break your fast when you see it, and keep in peace for it. If it is cloudy for you, then complete thirty days. If two witnesses bear witness, then fast and break your fast.”

When is Ramadan 2024?

Answer: The holy month is expected to begin on Monday, March 11, 2024, as the crescent will be sighted after sunset on Sunday, Shaban 29, 1445, corresponding to March 10, 2024.

It is expected that the Arab countries will ask their citizens to sight the crescent of the month of Ramadan for the year 2024 on Shaaban 29, 1445, when the Supreme Court in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will hold a session to sight the crescent in the city of Hotat Sudair, northwest of the capital, Riyadh, with the help of the most famous visionaries who rely on the latest astronomical observation mechanisms.

After confirming and verifying the sighting of the Ramadan crescent through legal and astronomical methods, the sighting of the crescent will be announced from the official fatwa houses of the Arab and Islamic peoples, and thus the blessed month begins.

On the other hand, some Islamic countries rely on astronomical calculations to determine the beginning of the month of fasting.

In Turkey, for example, the Presidency of Religious Affairs set the first day of Ramadan in 2024 on Monday, March 11, while Wednesday, April 10, will be the first day of Eid al-Fitr.

Astronomical forecasts indicate that the month of Ramadan in 2024 will extend for 30 days , as Wednesday, April 10, will be the first day of Eid al-Fitr.

It is expected that fasting hours on the first day of Ramadan will be a little more than 13 hours in most Arab and Islamic countries, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, the Sultanate of Oman, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine, in addition to Turkey and Iran, where it may increase or decrease a few minutes. In every country.

It is expected that the first day of Ramadan 2024 will be the shortest in the number of hours of fasting in most Arab and Islamic countries, and then this number will gradually increase to reach the longest hours of fasting on the last day of the holy month.

To learn more about iftar and suhoor times, you will find details in the Ramadan 2024 calendar

What are the most prominent Ramadan customs in Arab countries?

  • Kardiana sweets in Tunisia: This sweet appears as part of people’s preparations to welcome Ramadan in Tunisia, as children prepare it with their own hands.
  • Iftar rituals in Sudan: It is characterized by serving breakfast in family homes, where family and neighbors gather together to exchange food, and men carry breakfast meals on trays and eat them in the street in front of the houses.
  • Iftar meals in Mauritania: Individuals rely on fasting in a simple and humble manner, and iftar includes eating dates, local tea, and zirik after Tarawih prayers.
  • The tea niche in the homes of the people of Hijaz: This custom includes renovating and cleaning the house, and allocating a place for the tea niche in the living room, where steamed tea is served after breakfast, and this continues until the first day of Eid.

Read also:

Astronomically: The first day of Ramadan 2024 is Monday, March 11, and its number is 30 days.

5 tips to burn belly fat during Ramadan

Ramadan celebrations 2024 for the Amman region


Sources:

aljazeera

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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