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Cameroon: Muslim set to eye sky for appearance of moon to end Ramadan

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Muslim in Cameroon begin the traditional search of the moon this Tuesday May 11 after sun set to mark the end of the holy month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan.


According to a communique from the Moon Crescent Commission, if the moon appears this evening, the feast of Ramadan also known as Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated tomorrow Wednesday May 12.

In the absence of the moon, Muslim will complete the month of fasting to thirty instead of twenty-nine and feast on Thursday May 13.

In the meantime, preparations ahead of the celebration have hit top gear across the country in markets and mosques as most households get set to observe the Festival of breaking the fast.

Depending on the country, the Eid al-Fitr is celebrated for one to three days.


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