THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Ramadan set to start a day late, thanks to clouds across the South

PHUKET: Ramadan will begin in Thailand tomorrow (May 17) after heavy cloud cover across Southern Thailand thwarted efforts to confirm the lunar phase of a new moon in the South, the Chularatchamontri, formally known as the Sheikhul Islam Office for Thailand, has announced.

weatherreligionculture
By The Phuket News

Wednesday 16 May 2018, 02:23PM


By the Islamic calendar, Ramadan was set to begin yesterday (May 15), but the tradition of confirming the new lunar month with the naked eye to mark the beginning of the Holy Month pushed back the fasting period by a day.

In anticipation of the Holy Month’s arrival, activities were held across Phuket yesterday with various agencies donating food and drink to mosques to support the breaking of fast communal dining events held after sunset each night.

One such donation activity was held by Phuket International Airport, led by Airport General Manager Petch Chancharoen and joined by airport staff, visiting local mosques to make donations.

Mr Petch pointed out the importance of the community around the airport and noted that the event demonstrated the commitment to society by Airports of Thailand (AoT), which operates the airport.

Further south in Srisoonthorn, Thalang, the Srisoonthorn Municipality donated rice and other foods to local mosques in support of Ramadan activities.

In Bangkok on Monday His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun and the Chularatchamontri, Sheikul Islam Aziz Phitakkumpon, officially opened the three-day annual Muslim Fair at the grounds of the National Mosque in Bangkok’s Nong Chok District.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Kurt | 16 May 2018 - 18:59:03

Happy Ramadan to all who like to celebrate the fasting period..

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Premchai jailed for 16 months, not guilty of black leopard charge

For how long is the old poor Thai couple in jail for plucking mushrooms in a national park?? How is...(Read More)


Two banned trucks hit two motorbikes on same day, same road

ok the truck should not have been there, but the motorbike was apparently overtaking over a double y...(Read More)


Two banned trucks hit two motorbikes on same day, same road

One wonders who the real troll is... . I use the road on a regular basis and it IS dangerous if one ...(Read More)


Silence falls on plan to close ’selfie beach’ near Phuket Airport

Of course "silence falls". Self declared important officials talks from a aircon office to...(Read More)


Two banned trucks hit two motorbikes on same day, same road

Oh, and tourists do still come here and drive that road, reading the road signs and expect people, i...(Read More)


Two banned trucks hit two motorbikes on same day, same road

Where has the reader been the last decades, saying ' that is new to me', not knowing that in...(Read More)


Mains water supply shortages in Thalang

So far only read about & experience water shortage on Phuket island, effecting inhabitants and t...(Read More)


Two banned trucks hit two motorbikes on same day, same road

You don't need to live here or be that intelligent to see Thailand for what it is, this road is ...(Read More)


National PWA Governor visits Phuket over failing water supply

Wow, things become serious. Is there already a plan to forbid the unneeded use of water during Sonkr...(Read More)


Tourism Authority of Thailand expects 2.3mn visitors for Songkran

Hope TAT or Phuket Government make international public statements that after 01 April Phuket has no...(Read More)