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Lebanon reduces government working hours for Ramadan

File - Dar al-Aytam Ramadan decoration in front of Mohammad al-Amin Mosque in Beirut, Tuesday, July 9, 2013. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

BEIRUT: Prime Minister Tammam Salam issued a memo Tuesday shortening the working day for government employees in the holy month of Ramadan, set to begin later in June.

State institutions and municipalities will work between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. during the holy month of Ramadan, two hours less than the regular shifts. State institutions usually open at 8 a.m. and close at 2 p.m.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, during which Muslims around the world unite in a period of fasting and spiritual reflection. The month is expected to begin on or around June 28 this year.





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