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Muslims in Wales celebrate final days of Ramadan

During the month of Ramadan Muslims across Wales have been fasting during daylight hours.

During Ramandan teams of volunteers come together to prepare and serve food.

Ramadan ends when the new moon is spotted in the sky, which means it changes depending on where you are in the world. But in the UK, it's expected to be this Friday evening.

In Cardiff, groups of volunteers are making sure that when it is finally time to eat, there's lots of food available for everyone - no matter their faith - to enjoy.

The month of Ramadan is a month of giving, and providing, and the Mosque provides as much food to anybody who choses to come to the Mosque.

We have people who are homeless and need food, people who just don't get three main meals because they can't afford it so the Mosque is very open in that sense and goes back to the sense of giving within Islam.

– Mohammed Alomgir Ahmed, Community Outreach Manager

What is Ramadan?

  • Takes place during the ninth month of the Muslim year, where strict fasting is observed from dawn to sunset.
  • Fasting during Ramadan is one of the so-called five pillars, or obligations described in Islamic texts, which many Muslims follow.
  • Certain people such as children, pregnant or breastfeeding women, the elderly, anyone who is sick and anyone travelling on a journey is exempt.
  • Those participating then break their fast at sundown with a communal “Iftar” meal.
  • Ramadan is not all about fasting. There is also a heavy emphasis on the concept of “sadaqah” or voluntary giving and good deeds to help others.

The festival of Eid-Ul-Fitr - meaning 'breaking of the feast' - marks the end of Ramadan in Islam.

Like Ramadan, when Eid is celebrated depends on when the new moon is spotted, so celebrations in Wales will take place this weekend.

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Postman wins over £2.6 million in lottery jackpot

The postman has been planning what to do with his winnings. Credit: ITV News

A south Wales postman has been celebrating today after winning £2.6 million in the Lotto Jackpot.

Matthew Evans, 35, from Barry won a total of £2,604,015. The postman is planning on spending his winnings on watching sport, including taking his father to the Monaco Grand Prix.

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After finding out about his big win, the postman says he will be buying a new house and a car to celebrate.

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Mobile nail bar offers 'Vanicure' training

A charity that helps people from disadvantaged backgrounds across South Wales by training them up as beauticians has now launched a mobile nail bar.

The mobile nail bar offers 'Vanicure' training for those looking to get into work.

Organisers hope the new project will help to bridge the gap between training and work experience.

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