Holy month of celebrations, Ramadan for Muslims last for 29 to 30 days. Muslims followers of Islam follow Islamic calendars. Islamic calendar is not fixed to the Gregorian calendar. The dates change falling 13 days earlier in each consecutive year, so the days and dates of Ramadan for next year (2008) cannot be the same as of this year (2007).
Ramadan is the month of fasting for all the Muslims, during Ramadan they have meals twice a day, one before the sunrise called suhoor and the other after the sunsets called Iftar.Ramadan celebrations can be felt among all the Muslims specially the children who learn a lot of religious doings only by viewing their parents. Early in the morning Muslims go to mosque to pray, also before both the meals they recite Ramadan dua’s and thank Allah for all that he has given to them. All these prayers and meals are accompanied by all the family members and the near and dear ones, which include their neighbors and friends.
All of them celebrate Ramadan by having a get together to feel the occasion of Ramadan. Muslims celebrate the month of Ramadan by having delicious home cooked food during the Iftar meals.
After Ramadan Celebrations
Ramadan beginning can only be decided once the crescent moon (hilal) is sighted. When the Crescent moon (hilal) is visible again at the end of the month, it is the time to celebrate Eid-Ul-Fitr (break the fast). Soon after the Ramadan celebrations there is time for another celebrations of Eid-Ul-Fitr.Muslims celebrate this occasion by wearing new clothes, which they get stitched before hand and visit mosque early in the morning. Men generally wear white clothes whish symbolizes purity. The entire day of Eid-Ul-Fitr is celebrated by Muslims by visiting each other’s houses and having Delicious food, which includes special dishes cooked on this occasion. All of them sit together to have their meal and celebrate Eid by spreading love and happiness all around. Children on this occasion have a real leisure time, when they receive gifts, perks and sweets from all their near and dear ones as a token of love. Every wishes each other by saying Eid Mubarak!