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Local Muslims to observe Ramadan today

Local Muslims to observe Ramadan today

July 20th, 2012 in News

Tonight at sunset, Muslims will open their fast for Ramadan, which began at sunrise today.

They will pray and then share a meal of favorites and delicacies, repeated daily.

"Ramadan is so fun," said Shirin Khan. "The lighter aspect is nice; we sit down together and eat special foods."

The holy month in the lunar calendar requires fasting and charity. The side effects are togetherness and gratitude.

"The spirit of Ramadan is hospitality," said Samina Hussain.