Posts Tagged ‘Eid al-Fitr’

Long nights in NZ make Ramadan less of a challenge

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Shorter fasting days during the Islamic holy month could be the attraction to draw wealthy Muslim tourists to New Zealand, a University of Auckland academic says. In New Zealand Ramadan runs for a month over the shortest winter days. This means MuslimsIn New Zealand fast for just about 11 hours each day — one of Read more

Eid al-Fitr – Vatican asks Catholics and Muslims to join hands to help the needy

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

To mark the festival of Eid al-Fitr New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Committee for Interfaith Relations has passed on a message from the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) to Muslim communities in New Zealand, along with their own greetings. Eid al-Fitr celebrates the end of of Ramadan. Literally the word means the “Festival of Breaking the Read more

NZ bishops’ committee sends message to Muslims

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Committee for Interfaith Relations has sent a message to Muslim communities in New Zealand. Sent to mark the Muslim feast of Eid-al-fitr, which ends the Ramadan period, the message encourages prayers and work for peace. The text of the message reads: “Dear friends, “Eid al-fitr draws near. On behalf of the Read more

Muslim nations mark end of Ramadan, celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Muslims around the world marked the end of Ramadan, ending the holy month of fasting with the Eid al-Fitr festival over the weekend. In Palestine, President Mahmoud Abbas placed a wreath on the grave of his predecessor Yasser Arafat. In France, which has some five million Muslims, the Great Mosque of Paris intervened to settle Read more