[conspire] That time again
freepalestin at dslextreme.com
Mon Sep 29 12:04:03 PDT 2008
On 9/29/08, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> For those who watch such things, it's almost time to wish a happy
> ecclesiatical new year to some of our members, and an end to an annual
> period of fasting and reflection for others.
> Rosh HaShanah begins at sunset tonight for our Jewish members. May you
> be written and sealed for a good year.
> Eid al-Fitr, the feast at the end of Ramadan, begins at sunset tomorrow
> for our Muslim members. May you have a blessed Eid. (The date of the
> end of Ramadan technically has to be determined locally in each location,
> based on sightings of the crescent moon. Thus, it's common for it to be on
> different days even between the east and west coasts of the US/Canada.)
I'm here in Gaza City in the Gaza Strip. Someone texted me earlier
this evening that Eid al-Fitr will be Tuesday. I'm told, that here,
people look for the crescent moon in the sky to signify the end of
Ramadan and the start of Eid al-Fitr.
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