Ramadan cannon firing

In Dubai, every evening during the fasting month of Ramadan, at sunset, the ritual of cannon firing  announces  the time to break the fast (midfa al iftar). There are few places in Dubai where Ramadan cannons are located, one of them next to Burj Khalifa.

On Saturday, May 23rd, it was the last Ramadan cannon firing this year, singaling the end of Ramadan and begining of Eid Al Fitr festival.

It is believed that cannon firing tradition comes from Egypt, where from  10th century in this way people could know when to break their fast. In Dubai it is observed from 1960s.

See also:

Midfa al iftar – firing Ramadan cannon

Ramadan Kareem

Iftar time


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May Flower Supermoon

Full Flower Moon on May 7th is the last Supermoon of 2020: the 3rd-closest (distance from Earth: 361,184 km) and the 3rd-largest Full Moon after the April Pink Supermoon and March Worm Supermoon. The next Supermoon will come in April 2021.

The May Supermoon is called “Flower” because of spring time in the Northern Hemisphere:  warm weather and blooming flowers. It is also known as the Corn Planting Moon, the Milk Moon and the Mother’s Moon.

March Worm Supermoon

April Pink Supermoon


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