Kata Rocks
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Phuket Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitri, end of Ramadan

Phuket Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitri, end of Ramadan

PHUKET: Muslims across Phuket and elsewhere throughout the country today (June 15) are celebrating Eid Al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, which drew to a close yesterday.

culturereligion
By The Phuket News

Friday 15 June 2018, 03:38PM


Muslims in Kamala attend at religious ceremony to mark Eid al-Fitr. Photo: Supplied

Muslims in Kamala attend at religious ceremony to mark Eid al-Fitr. Photo: Supplied

The end of Ramadan become official last night with an official announcement from the Chularatchamontri Aziz Phitakkumpon, the Sheikhul Islam of Thailand,

“As announced to Thai Muslims across the country to sight the new crescent moon after sunset on thursday, June 14, 2018 to mark the first day of Shawwal (Eid al-Fitr) 1439H. It appears that they were able to sight the new crescent moon.

“Hence, I announce to the Thai Muslim community that the first day of Shawwal 1439H or Eid al-Fitr will be observed on Friday, June 15, 2018,” Sheikhul Islam Aziz proclaimed.

As such, Muslims from today will begin a week of festivities to honour the traditions of offering forgiveness, visiting relatives and distributing food to the poor.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Smith's Ashes run-spree sparks Bradman comparisons

What an idiotic response by Mr Rorri. So you think the Captain of the Australian Cricket team cheati...(Read More)


Saving the elephant

ematt, many horse are very happy, otherwise they would happily trot over to there owners, obviously ...(Read More)


Thai airways reports loss of 122% in Q2

Mr Dek.. " therapeutic" dancing, is no different to a "therapeutic" holiday in a...(Read More)


Restaurant staffer caught in meth sting

Another team of criminals, without roots on Phuket. Convict and ban them for life from Phuket. Upgra...(Read More)


A beginner’s guide to caring for the island’s soi kittens and cats

Yet, no thought to the indigenous wildlife populations. Lizards, frogs, toads, snakes and song-birds...(Read More)


Thai airways reports loss of 122% in Q2

R2. please google "Waldorf school/Name dancing",you can learn something!...(Read More)


New Phoenix owner aims to restore wreck, return it to the sea

Interesting to see the helm, where the Captain was at the controls before he realized that he REALLY...(Read More)


Chinese tourist rescued from surf by Patong lifeguards

R2, how do you know what the life guards did and did not do? Were you there? Jeesh...,....(Read More)


Saving the elephant

How does the horse feel about having a steel bit forced into its mouth, tied up in leather straps, w...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Click to end the outdated TM30

Re: "my Thai wife and her wonderful family", and you subject them to your constant dispara...(Read More)