Today marks the first day of Ramadan 2019 for Qatar after the dates were officially announced following a meeting of the moon-sighting committee.
It has now been confirmed that the period will officially begin on Monday May 6.
That means Eid al-Fitr will fall on Wednesday June 5.
Ramadan is a special time in the Islamic Calendar, when Muslims fast (also known as sawm) from sunrise to sunset for approximately 30 days. Doing so is one of the five pillars of Islam.
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Expect working hours and school hours to be reduced as well as key cultural considerations.
For non-Muslims who are not participating in fasting, the key things to remember during this important time are to dress appropriately and avoid eating, drinking, smoking or chewing gum in public during daylight hours.
If an individual wants to eat or drink in daylight hours during Ramadan it has to be done indoors and out of sight.
Many restaurants will be operating different hours or will have special screened-off areas.
Qatar Ramadan 2019 dates announced
Officials have announced it will start today, Monday May 6
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