YALA, 30 June 2014, - Muslims in the Southern province of Yala have been seen shopping as the holy month of Ramadan arrived yesterday.
Muslims have reportedly been busy buying essential items for the Ramadan, including desserts, fresh food, and ingredients for cooking dinner, since yesterday morning.
Beginning yesterday until July 29th, Muslims around the world observe the period as the month of fasting, during which they spend the daylight hours in a complete fast. According to the Provincial Livestock Department, during the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims usually consume meat especially beef, which provides substantial energy during the fasting period.
The Department has instructed meat vendors to be extra careful in their meat selection process, in a bid to ensure quality beef for the public.
Meanwhile, the 4th region army region and provincial police officers have made providing security for the people during the holy month their top priority.