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Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Ramadan 2015 is here!
So tonight I received a number of announcements and well-wishes from people as Ramadan had been announced. I even read an article that the rulers of GCC countries had been calling one another to give Ramadan greetings to each other.
Fasting starts tomorrow (technically around 3:05am) and will last until 6:26pm, so about 15-and-a-half hours without eating or drinking, even water.
To help people cope workplaces in Qatar have reduced working hours, typically 6-hour days but where I work it is now five hours. This year they shifted it an hour, before it was 8am-1pm but this year 9am-2pm. I think I’ll like that better. In previous Ramadans I was sleeping maybe 4-5 hours at night then napping after work but as Ramadan went on the daytime sleep got longer and longer while nighttime sleep got shorter and shorter, to the point where the nighttime sleep was the nap. Getting up later in the morning this year should help keep me on a more even sleep schedule.
Already got plans for Thursday night, and possibly a sohour on Friday. Another sohour is in two weeks time. I just have to remember to keep the buffet meals under control.
Ramadan Kareem everyone!