Ramadan the holy month of Muslims starts from 18th June. The month of fasting for 1.6 billion Muslims around the world. It is the period of prayer and fasting. The holy month helps to understand the importance of self control and prayers. Not to eat or drink from sunrise to sunset. It rejuvenates the body. It cleanses the body and soul.
Mosques, which overflow during the month of fasting, prayer and contemplation. People are encouraged to do extra good in the month of Ramadan, both for themselves and others. Charity is the buzz word during the holy period. Fasting requires a conscious effort, it is a sincere act of selflessness. Purposeful starvation is pointless without it and the point has always been the gratitude. The especially grateful experience of real hunger, gnawing exhaustion and the overwhelming relief while breaking the fast can only experience with fervour. The food has never tasted so good.
Ramadan is also a family experience, a time to bond, eat dinner and breakfast together, pray together, celebrate together. Breakfast at 3 a.m. and Dinner at 9 p.m. Eat both meals with your family. The double whammy of starvation and sleep deprivation will be experienced on the longest day of the year, June 21st. 18 hours without food or drink. One thing in common anywhere in the world is the tradition of sharing snacky appetizers during Ramadan.
Muslim community considers the month of Ramadan as the holy month. They celebrate the occasion by fasting and praying. The occasion prompts them to meet the friends and relative and exchange pleasantries. They make it a point to help others who are not so blessed.