RAMADAN is observed by Muslims around the world as a period of fasting to commemorate "the best of times". It celebrates the moment the Koran was unveiled to Muhammad, according to Islamic belief. Here's what else we know about the holy month, that will start up later this year. When is Ramadan 2019? This year Ramadan is due to start on the evening of Sunday, May 5, and will continue for 30 days until Tuesday, June 4. However, the beginning and end are determined by the lunar Islamic calendar – meaning it will depend on when the new moon is sighted. Hilal, the crescent, is usually a day or more after the astronomical new moon. The "night of power" or "night of decree" is considered the holiest night of the year, as Muslims believe the first revelation of the Koran was sent down to Muhammad on this night. It's thought to have occurred on an odd-numbered night during the last 10 days of Ramadan - the 21, 23, 25, 27 or 29th. The holiday of Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan and … [Read more...] about When is Ramadan 2019, what date does the holy month start and finish and what does Ramadan Mubarak mean?
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0 Post a comment Tuesday, 9 October 2018 - Entertainment by Contributed Item - Contributed Item @twitter.com/gem_news [email protected] An electrifying performance of Vivaldi and Piazzolla’s Four Seasons thrilled a capacity audience in Holy Cross Church on the opening night of this year’s Cowbridge Music Festival. The innovative programme, combined with superb musicianship from The Nidum Ensemble and soloist Jonian-Ilias Kadesha, led Peter Collins, music critic of the Western Mail to comment that the festival, now in its ninth year, ‘is surely among the top music festivals in Wales’.Ten more evening concerts followed, starting with two performances given by musicians from all over the world taking part in the festival’s Chamber Music Week, and a welcome return of one of CMF’s favourite bands, Tri i Dve, filling the Town Hall with their virtuosity and intricate rhythms of the Balkans.The second weekend centred around … [Read more...] about Cowbridge is now ‘surely among the top music festivals in Wales’
ASHURA is a festival of remembrance in Islam - but Sunni and Shi'a Muslims celebrate it for different reasons. Here's when the festival is this year. When is Ashura 2018? Ashura falls on the tenth day of Muharram (the first month of the Islamic year) in the Islamic calendar. This year's celebrations begin on the evening of Thursday, September 20 and end on the evening of Friday, September 21. Islamic religious dates are tabular: They begin at sunset on the first evening and ends at sunset the second evening. What does the Ashura festival day commemorate? In Sunni Islam, Ashura follows the traditions of Judaism as Jewish people followed a day of fasting around this time of year (commemorating the parting of the Red Sea for Moses and his followers to escape the Pharaoh.) The Prophet Muhammad thought that this tradition was worth following so he fasted and encouraged his followers to do the same. On this day, Sunni Muslims fast and celebrate by reflecting, showing respect and thanks. For … [Read more...] about What is Ashura 2018, when is it, what does the festival day commemorate and what is the Ziyarat Ashura prayer?
Holy Spirit and Roberttown Schools won gold medals at the West Yorkshire School Games summer festival, in association with Leeds Beckett University. Schools from Kirklees topped the medal table at the games as they claimed 14 medals in total, including five gold, three silver and six bronze, won across nine different sports on an action packed day at the University’s Headingley campus.Around 1,200 young people competed for the chance to be crowned West Yorkshire champions in athletics, boccia, new age kurling, tennis, tri-golf, tag rugby, netball, gymnastics and cycling.Holy Spirit won the tri golf from Horbury Primary in second and Batley Parish in third.Roberttown school won gold in the Under-11 advanced gymnastics and also scooped bronze in the Under-11 foundation gymnastics event. Leeds schools came second with nine medals; there were eight medals for schools representing Calderdale; five for Wakefield schools; and three medals for schools in Bradford.The festival was opened … [Read more...] about Holy Spirit and Roberttown scoop gold medals and West Yorkshire Games
It’s back! Hedon Festival with music and entertainment for all, is back for its third event this Saturday. After taking a gap year in 2017, Hedfest18 is promising a stellar line-up of talent, as well as a carnival parafe, children’s activities, comedy, performance poetry and more. Seven official venues will be involved with Hedfest: the Alexandra Hall, St. Augustine's Church, The Station, King's Head, Shakespeare Inn, Queen's Head and the Haven Arms. Councillor Steve Gallant said: "Hedon Town Council took a big risk when we held the first HedFest in 2015. But the people of Hedon came out in their thousands to enjoy the parade and entertainment across all the different venues. "The HedFests in 2015 and 2016 were the biggest community events in the town for many years. Last year we took a year off (to give Hull's City of Culture a chance!) but this year we are back and planning a fantastic one-day festival with something for everyone. Make sure you put July 7, in your diary … [Read more...] about Huge Hedon Festival is coming back for annual festival this weekend