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Ramadan cannon returns to Medina after 23 years
Ramadan cannon returns to Medina after 23 years

Cannon used to be only way to announce start of Ramadan in Medina and brings back memories of history of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr

World Bulletin / News Desk

 After a 23-year-long absence, the traditional Ramadan cannon returns to Medina, Saudi Arabia, after approval by the late King Abdullah Abdulaziz.

The cannon used to be the only way to announce the beginning of Ramadan to the people of Medina and brings back memories of the history of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr.

Last year, the late King Abdullah Abdulaziz accepted the return of the traditional cannon “upon the request of Medina’s people,” citing its usage in Mecca, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

The usage of the Ramadan cannon stopped 23 years ago without a specific reason.



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