Ramadan 2020 in India: Moon sighting date and time

During the holy month of Ramadan, which is the ninth month according to the Islamic calendar, Muslim community members observe a fast or a roza each year. The extreme fast, which starts from sunrise and ends at sunset, is broken by 'Iftar' or the after-sunset feast.

Updated: Apr 23, 2020 18:07 IST

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Niranjani Jesentha Kumari P

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Ramadan

Ramadan is known as the time when people come closer to God, and one of the key reasons for observing it is to note the many sufferings of the less fortunate and underprivileged people. The Muslims also give alms to the needy during the holy month.

As per the report, according to calculations, the new moon is likely to be visible by Friday, April 24th. It generates official data regarding UK astronomy. Depending on the lunar calendar, its position continues to vary in the Gregorian calendar.

Apricot juices are typically consumed in many parts of the world, especially in parts of the Arab nations, during Ramadan iftars. Yogurt-based beverages are consumed more in South Asia, though. It's a time of peace and brotherhood, and people come together to provide and share the iftars with those who can't afford it.

Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated after the month of fasting is over, which the nation observes with great joy and fervour. They put on their best shoes, and meet their loved ones and welcome them. Yet the festivities are likely to be a little different this year because of coronavirus.