KABUL, June 29 (Xinhua) -- The people of Afghanistan welcomed the month of Ramadan or fasting month falling on Sunday and began observing fast.
Throughout the month of Ramadan those who observe fast do not eat from dawn to dusk.
However, children, patients, elderly people and those physically weak are not obliged to observe fast.
The first day of Ramadan is a holiday and the Afghan radio and televisions air and broadcast mostly religious programs throughout the month of Ramadan.
Ramadan lasts 28, 29 or 30 days depending on the Islamic calendar.