30 May 2017

CWU wishes members well for Ramadan

Across the UK, thousands of Muslims will be fasting during daytimes for the next four weeks to mark Ramadan or Ramazan – with many doing it alongside their job.

Ramadan is at a different time each year because Islam uses the lunar calendar. This year Ramadan will last from the end of May until the end of June. It continues for 29 or 30 days from when you begin your fast.

This year in the UK, the fasting day is long. The morning meal will be before dawn, around 3am. And people won’t break their fast until about 9pm. That’s 18 hours without food or drink (yes - no water too).

CWU Acting General Secretary, Tony Kearns said "The CWU would like to wish our members participating in Ramadan well. This month is a reflection of a devotion to faith and can bring people of all faiths together."

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