RAMADAN is observed by Muslims around the world as a period of fasting to commemorate "the best of times". It celebrates the moment the Koran was unveiled to Muhammad, according to Islamic belief. Here's what else we know about the holy month, that will start up later this year. When is Ramadan 2019? This year Ramadan is due to start on the evening of Sunday, May 5, and will continue for 30 days until Tuesday, June 4. However, the beginning and end are determined by the lunar Islamic calendar – meaning it will depend on when the new moon is sighted. Hilal, the crescent, is usually a day or more after the astronomical new moon. The "night of power" or "night of decree" is considered the holiest night of the year, as Muslims believe the first revelation of the Koran was sent down to Muhammad on this night. It's thought to have occurred on an odd-numbered night during the last 10 days of Ramadan - the 21, 23, 25, 27 or 29th. The holiday of Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan and … [Read more...] about When is Ramadan 2019, what date does the holy month start and finish and what does Ramadan Mubarak mean?
Why does hispanic heritage month start on september 15th
Oct 25, 7:12 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Suman Varandani @suman09 10/12/18 AT 8:00 AM Roberto Clemente's legacy as one of baseball's greatest players was honored in Friday's Google Doodle in the spirit of Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S.Clemente, who was born in Carolina, Puerto Rico, on Aug 18, 1934, grew up in Barrio San Antón and figured out about his athletic gifts at an early age. His professional career began in 1952, when he signed with the Santurce Cangrejeros (Crabbers), a winter league team in the LBBPR (Puerto Rico’s Baseball League) at the age of 18.Google Doodle on Friday honored the first Latin American player enshrined at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York."A testament to his unique athletic ability, the right fielder accumulated numerous accolades during his pro career including 12 consecutive Gold Glove Awards, 4 National League batting … [Read more...] about Roberto Clemente Quotes: Google Honors Baseball Great To Mark Hispanic Heritage Month
POLITICS 10/22/2018 07:25 pm ET ¡Qué [REDACTED]! By Ashley Feinberg In August 2017, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency began planning a series of events for Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed annually from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 and which celebrates the achievements of the sort of people ICE now regularly arranges to have detained. That some form of celebration happened last year, involving food from the “Hispanic diaspora” and salsa music and a panel discussion, is about all we can say for sure. We know, too, that planners were mindful of how a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at ICE might be seen, taking care to avoid any semblance of tokenism. But beyond those things, we’re pretty much in the dark. In documents released by ICE in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from the Government Accountability Project, nearly everything of note was covered in big red redactions, photos included. One of the … [Read more...] about Here’s How ICE Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) on Thursday evening rejected President Donald Trump’s invitation to attend a Hispanic Heritage Month reception at the White House, claiming Trump has lied about Puerto Rico’s death toll after Hurricane Maria and “demonized and dehumanized the Hispanic community.” “During your presidential campaign and as president, you demonized and dehumanized the Hispanic community and spread fear and untruths. You have ignored and recently tweeted lies about the devastation and loss of life in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, compared immigration to an infestation, and attacked a judge because of his Hispanic heritage,” Lujan Grisham wrote in a letter to the White House. “That rhetoric is not only unbecoming of the President of the United States; it has no place in American political discourse.”Lujan Grisham blasted Trump for eliminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals … [Read more...] about Cong. Hisp. Caucus Chair Rejects WH Hispanic Heritage Month Invitation
The 35th European Heritage Days to take place from September 15th to 16th.The activity is in the framework of the European Cultural Heritage Year 2018. It is celebrated in 50 countries on September 15th and 16h and allows people to visit works that are not open to the public for the rest of the year. In France, 17,000 works will be open to public on this occasion. As usual, the Embassy of France in Vietnam at 57 Tran Hung Dao street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi, will open to public from 9:30 to 12:30. The French Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh ci ty at 27 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street, Ben Nghe precint, district 1, will also open at the same time on the day./. Compiled by BTA … [Read more...] about Embassy of France in Vietnam to open to public on September 15th