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

E.E. Kuruoglu (
26 Oct 1995 13:19:44 GMT

In article <45omh3$>, (Solomon Taibi ) writes:
> In <45olcf$> (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
> about
> >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
> same
> >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

Thank you for enlightening us.