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Ramadan 2024: Mohammad Bin Salman banned iftar in mosques; here's why

Updated on Mar 01, 2024 08:03 PM IST

Ramadan 2024: Keeping concerns of cleanliness in mind, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Islamic Affairs issued a notice for imams, muezzins and worshippers to follow.

The start of Ramadan will be decided by the sighting of the crescent moon in Saudi Arabia.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
By, Delhi

Ramadan 2024: Expected Ramzan dates for different countries

Ramadan 2024: Check out the expected Ramzan dates for Muslims in the UAE, Dubai, Pakistan, Egypt, Bangladesh, Kuwait, Maldives, USA, UK and other countries

Ramadan 2024: Expected Ramzan dates for UAE, Dubai, Pakistan, Egypt, Bangladesh, Kuwait, Maldives, USA, UK, others (Photo by Pinterest)
Published on Mar 01, 2024 07:31 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Lunar Eclipse to coincide with Holi 2024; Will it affect celebrations in India?

Lunar Eclipse 2024: The penumbral lunar eclipse is expected to occur on March 25, clashing with Holi celebrations in India.

The lunar eclipse expected to occur on March 25 will be a Penumbral lunar eclipse. (Himanshu Vyas/Hindustan Times)
Published on Mar 01, 2024 04:10 PM IST
By, Delhi

World Compliment Day 2024: Reasons of celebrating this day

World Compliment Day 2024: A small appreciation can go a long way – this day is observed with the intention of making the world a better place with positivity.

World Compliment Day s dedicated to creating a world filled with positivity and love. (Unsplash)
Updated on Mar 01, 2024 12:26 PM IST
By, Delhi

Ramadan 2024: When will India and Saudi Arabia sight the crescent moon?

Ramadan 2024: Islam's lunar calendar, based on moon phases, determines Holy month of Ramzan. Here's when moon crescent will be sighted in India, Saudi Arabia

Ramadan 2024: Here's when Ramzan crescent moon will be sighted in India and Saudi Arabia (Photo by Alyona Yambakova on Pexels)
Updated on Mar 01, 2024 02:02 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

March 2024 festivals full list: Holi to Maha Shivratri; check complete list

March starts with Yashoda Jayanti and ends with Ranga Panchami – a month filled with festivals.

March 24 will be observed as Holika Dahan, and Holi will be celebrated throughout the country on March 25. (Pexels)
Updated on Mar 01, 2024 12:20 PM IST
By, Delhi

Zero Discrimination Day 2024: Date, history, significance and theme

Zero Discrimination Day 2024: Here's all you need to know about the date, history, significance and theme of Zero Discrimination Day this year

Zero Discrimination Day 2024: Date, history, significance and theme (Photo by Twitter/ronnieagabajr)
Published on Feb 29, 2024 04:50 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Endometriosis Awareness Day 2024: Date, history and significance of the day

Endometriosis Awareness Day 2024: Here's all you need to know about the date, history and significance of Endometriosis Awareness Day

Endometriosis Awareness Day 2024: Date, history and significance (Photo by Twitter/Abingtonrecycle)
Updated on Mar 01, 2024 02:43 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

World Day of Prayer 2024: Date, history and significance and celebrations

World Day of Prayer 2024: This day, observed on March 1, is observed by Christian woman by engaging in personal prayer and in mission auxiliaries.

World Day of Prayer is observed on the first Friday of the month of March.(Unsplash)
Updated on Mar 01, 2024 12:29 PM IST
By, Delhi

How Leap Years are viewed across the globe: From curses to proposals

From curses to proposals: In many countries, February 29 is riddled with bad luck. But in some places, it is seen as an opportunity for women in love.

Kissed or cursed: February 29 is viewed in many different ways across the globe. (AP)
Published on Feb 29, 2024 01:43 PM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, New Delhi

World Civil Defence Day 2024: Date, history and significance

World Civil Defence Day 2024: This day is dedicated to promoting awareness about civil defence measures and safeguarding people.

Every year, World Civil Defence Day is observed on March 1. This year, the special day will be observed on a Friday. (Unsplash)
Published on Feb 29, 2024 01:42 PM IST
By, Delhi

Ramadan 2024: Check Ramzaan date, time, and when iftar starts

Ramadan 2024: Here's all you need to know about Ramzaan, its history, significance, the time of sehri, iftar and everything else about the Muslim celebration

Ramadan 2024 full time table: When is Ramzaan? Know the date and time, history, significance, time of sehri, iftar and all about Muslim celebrations.
Updated on Mar 01, 2024 01:42 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Happy Leap Day 2024: Wishes, images, quotes, SMS, greetings to share on Feb 29

Happy Leap Day 2024: Check out these wishes, images, quotes, SMS, WhatsApp and Facebook status, and more to mark February 29.

Happy Leap Day 2024 wishes, images, quotes, SMS, greetings, WhatsApp and Facebook status to share with friends on February 29. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 01:37 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Leap Day 2024: 6 things you probably didn't know about the day

Leap Day 2024: The concept of Leap Day was established by Roman Dictator Julius Caesar for Julian Calendar in 45 BCE.

Babies born on Leap Day are referred to as leaplings or leap year babies(Unsplash)
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 08:15 AM IST
By, Delhi

Leap Day 2024: Interesting facts, history, and significance of February 29

February 29 wasn't added to our calendars without a reason. The leap day prevents seasons from drifting and ensuring annual events follow their schedule.

Leap Day 2024 will fall on February 29: All you want to know about interesting facts, history, and significance of the day
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 08:14 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Dwijapriya Sankashti Chaturthi: Date, moonrise timings, rituals, significance

Dwijapriya Sankashti Chaturthi 2024 date and timings: Know all about the date, moonrise timings, rituals, significance, puja shubh muhurat, and more inside.

Dwijapriya Sankashti Chaturthi falls on February 28 this year. (File Photo)
Published on Feb 28, 2024 01:17 PM IST
By, New Delhi

National Science Day 2024: Date, history and significance of the day

National Science Day 2024: The special day is observed on February 28 to commemorate the discovery of the Raman Effect by Indian Scientist CV Raman.

National Science Day is observed on the day Indian Physicist Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman discovered the Raman Effect(HT)
Updated on Feb 28, 2024 07:22 AM IST
By, Delhi

Marathi Language Day 2024: Date, history, significance and wishes

Marathi Language Day 2024: Marathi Bhasha Diwas is celebrated on February 27. Check out its history, significance, and wishes to send to friends.

Marathi Language Day 2024 date, history, significance, wishes, and all you need to know about Marathi Bhasha Diwas. (Twitter)
Published on Feb 27, 2024 01:06 PM IST
By, New Delhi

What would happen without a Leap Day? More than you might think

Contrary to what some might believe, not every 4 years is a leap year. Adding a leap day every 4 years would make the calendar longer by more than 44 minutes.

A calendar shows the month of February, including leap day, February 29. (AP)
Published on Feb 27, 2024 10:07 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, New York

International Polar Bear Day 2024: Date, history, significance and more

International Polar Bear Day highlights the threat of climate change on polar bears and their habitat, urging global action to protect the species.

Celebrate International Polar Bear Day on February 27 to raise awareness of the urgent need to protect polar bears and their Arctic habitat.(Unsplash)
Published on Feb 26, 2024 02:46 PM IST
By, New Delhi

World NGO Day 2024: Date, history and significance of the day

World NGO Day honours the incredible contributions of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide. From date to history, here's everything you need to know.

World NGO Day recognises the significant contributions of NGOs in addressing social, environmental, and humanitarian challenges globally.(Pexels)
Published on Feb 26, 2024 01:44 PM IST
By, New Delhi

When is Shab-e-Barat 2024 in India; all you want to know

Shab-e-Barat 2024 in India: Here's all that you need to know about one of the holiest nights of the Islamic calendar

When is Shab-e-Barat 2024 in India; all you want to know
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 08:31 AM IST
By, Delhi

Attukal Pongal 2024: Date, history, rituals, significance

Attukal Pongal 2024: The ninth day of the festival is observed as Attukal Pongal Mahotsavam. here's all that you need to know about this festival.

Attukal Pongal 2024: Date, history, rituals, significance(NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Published on Feb 24, 2024 11:39 AM IST
By, Delhi

Lalita Jayanti 2024: Date, rituals, puja timings, significance and celebrations

Lalita Jayanti is celebrated every year on the full moon date of the month of Magh. All you want to know about rituals and signifiancance of the day.

Goddess Lalita is one of the ten Mahavidyas and is also known by the name of Tripura Sundari or Goddess Shodashi.(Pinterest)
Updated on Feb 24, 2024 10:09 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Guru Ravidas Jayanti 2024: Date, history and significance

Guru Ravidas Jayanti 2024: Guru Ravidas was a great saint and poet. Here's everything you need to know about his birth anniversary.

Guru Ravidas Jayanti 2024: Date, history and significance(Pinterest)
Updated on Feb 24, 2024 10:10 AM IST
By, Delhi

Guru Ravidas Jayanti 2024: Wishes, images, messages to share

Guru Ravidas Jayanti 2024: Wishes, images and quotes by Guru Ravidas to share with loved ones on the special day.

Guru Ravidas Jayanti 2024: Wishes, images, messages to share
Updated on Feb 24, 2024 10:10 AM IST
By, Delhi

Masi Magam 2024: Date, significance, rituals, celebration of the Tamil festival

Masi Magam 2024: One of the most famous festivals of Tamil Nadu, Masi Magam will be observed on February 24.

Masi Magam 2024: Date, significance, rituals, celebration of the Tamil festival(Unsplash)
Updated on Feb 24, 2024 10:09 AM IST
By, Delhi

Magha Purnima 2024: Date, rituals, puja timing, significance and more

Magh Purnima 2024 is an auspicious day dedicated to worship Lord Vishnu and Moon God. From date to puja rituals, here's all you need to know about this day.

As per the Hindu lunar calendar, Magha month starts from the next day of Paush Purnima.(Freepik)
Updated on Feb 24, 2024 10:09 AM IST
By, New Delhi

World Peace and Understanding Day 2024: Date, history and significance

World Peace and Understanding Day 2024: Dedicated to global peacebuilding, Rotary International's first meeting was held on this day in 1905.

World Peace and Understanding Day 2024: Date, history and significance(Unsplash)
Published on Feb 22, 2024 11:17 AM IST
By, Delhi

Vishwakarma Jayanti 2024: Date, significance, puja rituals and more

Vishwakarma Jayanti is celebrated to honour Lord Vishwakarma, divine architect and engineer of the universe. From date to rituals, here's all you need to know.

Vishwakarma Jayanti 2024: Date, significance, puja rituals and more(Pxfuel)
Published on Feb 22, 2024 08:49 AM IST
By, New Delhi
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