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Morning Start: Ramadan

Your morning start for Thursday, March 23
(IslamiCity Photo)

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday. Let’s have a great day!

Fun Fact: Ramadan, the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and holy month of fasting, has begun. Ramadan is broadly interpreted as the obligation to refrain between dawn and dusk from food, drink, sexual activity and all forms of immoral behaviour. Islamic tradition states that it was during Ramadan that God revealed to the Prophet Muhammad the Qur’an, Islam’s holy book as a ‘guidance for the people.’

On this day

In 1775, Patrick Henry proclaims “give me liberty or give me death” in speech in favour of Virginian troops joining the US Revolutionary war.

In 1998, James Cameron’s drama Titanic, won 11 Academy Awards, tying the record set by Ben-Hur (1959).

In 2021, The Suez Canal, one of the world’s most heavily-used shipping lanes, was blocked after the mega-freighter Ever Given ran aground. It took six days to move the vessel.

National holidays

Today is Chips and Dips Day, National Chia Day, National Puppy Day, Pakistan Day, Ramadan beginning, World Math Day and Ravenclaw Pride Day.

Weather forecast from Environment Canada

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Celebrity birthdays

If your birthday is today, you share one with NBA players Kyrie Irving (30) and Gordon Hayward (32), rapper Tee Grizzley (28), long-distance runner Mo Farah (39), country singers Brett Young (41) and Brett Eldredge (36), and Formula One driver Alex Albon (26).

Have a fantastic Thursday!


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Bowen Assman

About the Author: Bowen Assman

I joined The Morning Star team in January 2023 as a reporter. Before that, I spent 10 months covering sports in Kelowna.
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