The Ramadan month of fasting is over for the local Muslim community and today they get to party.
The Eid ul-Fitr runs for three days. Have a good one guys.
ABC has a short story here – http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/10/01/2378978.htm
and the Times a longer one here – http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/men-and-women-flock-to-mosque/1322834.aspx
Just saw a Muslim arranged marriage site in the contextual ad spaces.
Wonder if it will get any clicks from rioters?
It always amazed me being in Morocco during Ramadan. Now that place is seriously hot, dry and man do they work hard. I can’t imagine the experience.
Thanks johnboy. Unfortunately, it’s just not the same without my mother here to cook up a feast, but atleast it’s finished just in time for Daylight Savings to start 🙂
I don’t think it’s quite sunk in yet that I can eat. It’ll probably hit me at lunchtime.
eyeLikeCarrots I totally agree that it’s not that hard. Especially in Canberra. Back when I was in school in Perth in summer – now that was way more difficult.
In an attempt to keep life in Canberra interesting, I gave fasting for the month of Ramadan a go.
It was not as hard as I thought it would be. Certainly helped me put my daily food intake into perspective.
One of the more amusing events during the month was the look on the faces of people when you tell them you are fasting for Ramadan… people seem instantly wary and slightly alarmed before you tell them that you are not actually religious.
It’s also China’s national day. There is a week-long festival in progress and the whole country has closed down until October 4th. It is a major bugger to anybody like myself trying to do business in China at the moment.
It’s also Rosh Hashana at the moment, just so we’re balanced and all. 🙂
What should we call Canberra’s newest Light Rail Vehicle?