Moslems in the arctic (was: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))

Solomon Taibi (
14 Oct 1995 15:55:15 GMT

In <45olcf$> (Joel
Rubin) writes:
>Actually, some calendars DO have 13 months sometimes. The Jewish,
Chinese and
>Moslem calendars are all based on lunar months. But 12 lunar months is
>11 days short on a year. The Moslems don't do anything (probably
because they
>started out as desert nomads) and, as a result, Ramadan is not in the
>season in different years.
During Ramadan, Moslems must fast during the day but may eat
at night. This must be pretty rough on Moslems near the arctic
circle when Ramadan happens to fall in mid-summer.

S. Taibi