2013 Ramadan holiday

• Ramadan Festival 2013

On Wednesday, the sunrise from the Muslims in most Arab countries began the holy month of Ramadan 2013 - the ninth month of the Muslim lunar calendar. Small informative report on this exciting holiday.

In accordance with one of the five pillars Islam during Ramadan faithful Muslims should fast onset of morning prayer (Fajr, coming at dawn) prayers before the evening (Maghrib coming from sunset).

Ablution before the evening prayer, Lahore, Pakistan, July 10, 2013.

2013 Ramadan holiday

In a mosque in Nairobi, Kenya, prepare meals, to give to the poor and needy in Ramadan, July 10, 2013.

2013 Ramadan holiday

the beginning of each month of the Islamic lunar calendar is considered to be the day after the new moon. The lunar calendar is shorter than the Gregorian calendar by about 11 days, so every year the date of the start of Ramadan shifts by about 11 days ago with respect to the modern calendar.

It should also be borne in mind that in some Muslim countries the first day of Ramadan is determined by astronomical calculations, while others - the direct supervision of the moon, or may be determined based on the ad in the Muslim world authoritative people. In connection with this, the beginning of a religious holiday may differ depending on the country of residence or the weather conditions.

Definition of the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 8, 2013.

2013 Ramadan holiday

In Ramadan, during daylight hours is prohibited not only eat, but also to drink and smoke and indulge in any entertainment.

The market in Egypt on the eve of Ramadan 2013 Cairo, June 9.

2013 Ramadan holiday

each evening Ramadan - a real treat. You can eat and put on the table fruit, pastries, dried fruits and so on. D.

Factory for the production of sweets, Kabul, Afghanistan, July 9, 2013.

2013 Ramadan holiday

According to the Quran, performing good deeds is considered particularly important.

On the market in Gaza City, Palestine, July 6, 2013.

2013 Ramadan holiday

The protesters staged in Istanbul on July 9 after sunset the first dinner during Ramadan in 2013 on the street Istiklal, leading to Taksim Square.

2013 Ramadan holiday

Istanbul, July 9, 2013.

2013 Ramadan holiday

Devout Muslims in Ramadan, try to spend more time in prayer and reading the Quran, to give alms, do other good deeds.

Cleaning a mosque in Lahore, Pakistan, July 9, 2013.

2013 Ramadan holiday

According to one of the five pillars of Islam during the month of Ramadan, it is prohibited:

Consumption of food and fluids during the day.

Sex, kissing, touching a person of the opposite sex.

Accidental swallowing water while bathing.

But in the games on the tablet can play in Ramadan, Jakarta, July 9, 2013.

2013 Ramadan holiday

At the market in the city of Ramallah, Palestine, July 10, 2013.

2013 Ramadan holiday

For missed the post for a good reason the believer must hold office in any convenient day for him until the next Ramadan. Highlights that are exempt from fasting those who are not able to comply with its older people or the Muslims who have chronic diseases. But then, the Muslim should fast or feed the poor to help the needy for every day. Prayer on the first night of Ramadan at a mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 9, 2013.

2013 Ramadan holiday

Praying in North Sumatra, Indonesia, July 10, 2013.

2013 Ramadan holiday

The people reading the Koran can be found in all places. Gaza City, Palestine, July 10, 2013.

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The mosque in Surabaya, Indonesia, July 9, 2013.

2013 Ramadan holiday

New Muslim studies the movement at prayer in a mosque in Strasbourg, France, July 9, 2013.

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2013 Ramadan holiday

On the streets of Jerusalem on the eve of Ramadan 2013, July 7.

2013 Ramadan holiday

sweets from the bakery in Gaza City on the eve of Ramadan, July 9, 2013.

2013 Ramadan holiday

Another reader of the Koran at a mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 9, 2013.

2013 Ramadan holiday

Evening Prayer in Belgrade, Serbia, July 9, 2013.

2013 Ramadan holiday

Flower offerings. The city of Indonesia is the custom to visit the graves of their ancestors and relatives before Ramadan, July 9, 2013.

2013 Ramadan holiday

Jakarta, Indonesia, July 9, 2013.

2013 Ramadan holiday

Prayer on the first night of the holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 9, 2013.

2013 Ramadan holiday

Ramadan in 2013 will run until August 7th. Sanaa, Yemen, July 8, 2013.

2013 Ramadan holiday