31 July 2011

Ramadan Kareem

Orozo, the Kyrgyz term for Ramadan, starts tomorrow.  My Muslim friends and non-Muslim friends who live in the Middle East are gearing up for it, but I'll be interested to see if it affects anything here.  Ramadan was hardly a blip in people's lives in Bishkek, although I expect more in Tokmok.  I do hope for Ramadan singers though. 

Eid al-Fitr (Orozo Ait) should be on August 31st, but since that's Independence Day here, it'll probably be officially celebrated on August 30th.  You can do that in Kyrgyzstan.  It'll also come up for Eid al-Adha (Kurman Ait) which should land on November 7th.  Since that's October Revolution Day, Kurman Ait will probably be officially observed on November 6th.  Ironic.

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