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Early Ramzan greetings from Bollywood

In India, Ramzan celebrations will commence from Monday. In India, Ramzan celebrations will commence from Monday.
Written by Divya Goyal , Edited by Sarika Sharma | New Delhi | Published on:June 29, 2014 4:39 pm

Ramzan also known as Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims, will begin from Monday (June 30) as the new moon could not be sighted anywhere in the country.

While in India, Ramzan celebrations will commence from Monday, across l the globe, the world’s estimated 1.6 billion Muslims have marked the beginning of Ramzan this weekend.

Bollywood celebs like Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Sonakshi Sinha, Arjun Kapoor took to Twitter to greet their fans on the occasion.

Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is observed as a fasting period by Muslims, who abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset.

Muslims wake up early morning for the pre-dawn ‘sehri’ meal renouncing food and water during the day before breaking their fasts in the evening. The sumptuous evening meals are known as ‘iftaars’.

The month-long fasting will culminate in the Id-ul-Fitr celebrations next month.

As Islam follows a lunar calendar, the holy month begins every year about 11 days earlier and its commencement is traditionally determined by the appearance of the new moon. (With PTI inputs)

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