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The last days of Ramadan for an Algerian family

Latest update : 2008-10-03

FRANCE 24 special correspondent Ahmed Tazir follows the rituals an Algerian family observes annually to mark the end of Ramadan.

  
Algeria will celebrate the the Eid al-Fitr festivities marking the end of Ramadan on Wednesday, a committee at the religious affairs ministry announced.
  
The Islamic calendar is a lunar one, and most Muslim countries set the beginning of Eid al-Fitr by the sighting of the new moon.
  
During Ramadan, observant Muslims abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex between dawn and sundown each day, after which they break their fast in what is known as iftar.

Date created : 2008-10-03

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