Consulate General in UAE revises office hours for Ramadan
The Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced this week its office hours during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
In a post on its website, the Consulate General said its offices will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. during the month.
"The Consulate General of the Republic of the Philippines, in observance of the Holy month of Ramadan, shall be open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.," the PCG said.
A prominent Islamic group had announced that Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, will begin on July 20.
US-based Fiqh Council of North America, a group affiliated with the Islamic Society of North America, based its findings on scientific calculations to determine July's new moon, the news site Huffington Post reported.
The Islamic calendar follows a lunar cycle and the dates of Ramadan, the holiest Islamic month when Muslims fast during the daylight hours, change each year.
At Ramadan, Muslims wake up before dawn for breakfast and abstain from food, water and sex during the day then break their fasts with group dinners at night.
During the day, they pray and read the Quran at least once in its entirety before the month ends. - VVP, GMA News
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