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Ramadan: France, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia… Different dates and times for the Muslim rite

Why don't all Muslims in the world start Ramadan on the same day? What about the start and end time of fasting, which It evolves every day from one country to another. the other ?

Practicing Muslims prepare, as they do every year, at the beginning of the ninth month of the year of the early calendar ;girian, call&eac; Ramadan, begins their month of fasting. But the Hegirian calendar, also called Islamic, is a lunar, synodic calendar, and not solar, like our Gregorian calendar. As a result, each year, the start of the month of Ramadan occurs around ten days earlier in our calendar. Thus, while the month of fasting had begun, on March 22 in 2023, it should start on March 11 or 12 this year.

But there Still, the date varies somewhat from country to country. the other. If generally the religious authorities harmonize among themselves in the same state, the choice of the date depends on the Moonwatching for many, it is not uncommon for one country to start one day and another the next. In short, the date of the start of the month of Ramadan will only be made official in most countries around the world after the night of doubt. , religious authorities will try, in the four corners of the globe, to see the new moon which marks the start of Ramadan. Note that if, in certain countries, astronomical calculations make it possible to determine well in advance the date of the beginning of the month of fasting, in most, the traditional observation of the moon is always respected. 

What about schedules ? Perhaps you are already there already. realized while traveling, the Maghreb being closer to the equator than France, in summer, beyond Due to the time change, the sun sets much earlier than today. Tataouine qu'à Paris, when in Iceland he hardly goes to bed! The beginning of the fast and the end of the fast being set at the time of sunrise and sunset, the times during which practicing Muslims must, among other things, neither drink nor eat therefore vary from time to time. still from a country & the other, and even from one day to the next. the other! Indeed, with the days lengthening in spring, each day of Ramadan that passes will be longer than the previous one. Also pay attention in France to the time change, scheduled for March 31 and which should turn everything upside down!

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116