• Short Summary

    THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN - THE TIME WHEN ISLAMIC PEOPLE FAST EACH YEAR - IS OVER.

  • Description

    THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN - THE TIME WHEN ISLAMIC PEOPLE FAST EACH YEAR - IS OVER. ON THE ISLAND OF BAHRAIN, AS ELSEWHERE, THE TRAIN OF A MONTH'S ABSTENTION IS BEING RELEASED WITH THE TRADITIONAL, AND NOISY, FEAST OF ID EL FITR.

    DURING RAMADAN, THE MONTH IN WHICH THE KORAN WAS SENT TO EARTH FOR THE GUIDANCE OF THE PEOPLE, MOSLEMS MAY NOT EAT, SMOKE, DRINK OR INDULGE IN ANY FORM OF RELAXATION DURING THE HOURS OF DAYLIGHT. IT LAST FOR 29 DAYS, AND DISPENSATIONS ARE ONLY GIVEN TO THE YOUNG, THE SICK AND THE AGED.

    HOWEVER, WHEN THE FAST IS OVER, THESE STRAIN OF THE MONTH IS RELEASED IN THE NOISY CELEBRATION OF THE ID EL FITR. THERE'S FEASTING AND DANCING AND PLENTY OF NOISE.

    MANY OF THE BEDOUIN ON BAHRAIN CAME TO THE ROYAL PALACE TO GIVE THEIR RESPECTS TO THE RULER, SHEIK ISA BIN SULMAN AL KHALIFA, ON THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE FAST. THE DANCING WENT ON FOR HOURS TO THE BEAT OF DRUMS, TAMBOURINES AND CYMBALS BACKED UP BY A NASAL CHANT AND PUNCTUATED BY THE STACCATO SOUND OF RIFLE FIRE.

    AT THE END OF ID EL FITR, THE FESTIVAL OF RAMADAN IS WELL AND TRULY OVER AND THE PEOPLE BAHRAIN CAN CARRY ON LIFE AS USUAL UNTIL RAMADAN COMES ROUND AGAIN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7RVN08BWTB0PVA96QLA42ZIFI
    Media URN:
    VLVA7RVN08BWTB0PVA96QLA42ZIFI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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