The dates of Ramadan always change every year, here’s why:
The dates for Ramadan are established according to the Islamic lunar calendar of 354 days. Starting 11 days earlier each year, it takes about 33 years for the Islam calendar to go through all the seasons.
Because of the changing nature of the Islamic year the 2011 booklet is actually our 20th edition. There have been 20 Islamic lunar years since the beginning of “30 Days” in March 1993. This is the year 1432 of the Islamic lunar calendar.
“to open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God’s people, who are set apart by faith in me.” (Acts 26:18, NLT)
(C) 30-Days of Prayer for the Muslim World
Londa, a natural cave, is the burial ground for Tana Toraja ancestors, located in Sandan Uai village in Sanggalangi subdistrict, 7 kilometers from Makale. — Photo by Amelia Winni
Visiting Indonesia will not be enough if you do not go and visit Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi. It is only about 8 to 10 hours drive from the South Sulawesi Capital City, Makasar. A contributor writer from the Jakarta Post wrote a quite detail the reasons why you have you visit this town.
Located in South Sulawesi, this prominent tourist destination in Indonesia is encircled by mountains, cliffs, forests and dotted with coffins as well as buffaloes… Paddy fields and forests could be seen to the left of the road, and scary yet tremendous gaps to the right. The sky was bright blue and, through large clouds, the sun shone brightly.
Tana Toraja is know by its traditional woven cloth, Tenunan, and the Funeral Ceremonies. Throughout the town you can also see the Torajan houses called Tongkonan, which means “to sit”. It is built using carved-wood panels and the walls are incised with wood-carving detail and are mainly colored red, black and yellow.