Ramadan is the name of the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. It is a holy month in which all Muslims practice fasting which means staying away from all things that are allowed out of Ramadan even food and drink for the sake of Allah. During Ramadan, all observant Muslims observe the Fast of Ramadan between dawn (fajr), and sunset (maghrib).
During Ramadan evenings, Muslims eat small meals and visit with friends and family. It is a time of worship and contemplation. A time to strengthen family and community ties.
It is also a time to get closer to Allah and refrain from committing sins. Ramadan ends with the festival of Eid al-Fitr.
The Joyous Occasion of Eid al-Fitr: Customs and Traditions
As the crescent moon is sighted, marking the end of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world prepare to celebrate Eid al-Fitr. The festival typically lasts for three days and is marked by a variety of traditions and customs that vary from country to country.