Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, improvement and increased devotion and worship. Muslims all around the world are expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam during this month. The fast begins at dawn and ends at sunset. The act of fasting is said to redirect the heart away from worldly activities, its purpose being to cleanse the soul by freeing it from harmful impurities. Ramadan also teaches Muslims how to better practice self-discipline, self-control, sacrifice, and empathy for those who are less fortunate; thus encouraging actions of generosity and compulsory charity.
It becomes compulsory for Muslims to start fasting when they reach puberty, so long as they are healthy and sane, and have no disabilities or illnesses. Many children endeavour to complete as many fasts as possible as practice for later life. Exemptions to fasting are travel, menstruation, severe illness, pregnancy, and breast-feeding. However, many Muslims with medical conditions insist on fasting to satisfy their spiritual needs.
Festival: Ramadan Kareem
City: All Cities in the country
Event Type: Fasting from sunrise to sunset
Venue: All over Bangladesh
Date & Time: Starts on Saturday, 28th June OR Sunday, 29th June 2014 (subject to moon)
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Event: Louisiana Peach Festival
City: Los Angeles, USA
Event Type: Entertainment
Venue: Downtown – Ruston, LA 71270
Date & Time: 28th June 2014 Saturday, 8.00 am – 6.00 pm
Event: Newbury Summer Food Festival – Armed Forces day celebration
City: Newbury, West Berkshire RG141AA
Event Type: Family Event
Venue: Newbury, West Berkshire RG141AA
Date & Time: 28th June 2014, Saturday to 29th June 2014, Sunday, 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
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