Ramadan 2024 fasting begins in Malaysia

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Many bazaars, restaurants, and hotels offer an array of traditional Malaysian delicacies during Ramadan Iftar


KUALA LUMPUR: Muslims in Malaysia have begun Ramadan fasting from dawn to dusk today (Tuesday, March 12), after the first sighting of the crescent Moon on the evening of Sunday, March 10, 2024.

Ramadan is a holy month of mercy, forgiveness, and prayers, which brings a unique atmosphere and vibes in Malaysia as is in many other countries around the world.

Muslims are expected to fast for 29 days this year instead of 30 days, according to some reports.

While fasting from dawn until sunset, Muslims refrain from consuming food, drinking liquids, smoking, engaging in sexual relations, and ‘sinful’ behavior, such as lying and fighting.

 In Malaysia, Muslims typically begin fasting for the full day from around 6 am to 7:30 pm during Ramadan from the age of 12.

Many food outlets and restaurants are close across Malaysia during the day, especially in the morning. However, as a multi-racial country, Malaysian Chinese and other non-Muslim-run restaurants remain open pretty much everywhere.

Attractions, stores, and even bars and nightclubs stay open in most cities and towns during Ramadan in Malaysia.

Muslims and non-muslims can enjoy unique Malaysian experiences that are only possible at this time of the year.

The holy month in Malaysia is special for Ramadan bazaars and food markets that pop up in most towns and districts every evening, offering an array of traditional Malaysian delicacies.

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