Ramadan, the most sacred month of the Islamic calendar, is observed annually by a majority of the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims. And not only is the holy month marked by strict fasting from sunrise to sunset, it’s also a time for prayer, reflection, introspection, and charitable acts. Though the month of Ramadan is marked by full days of fasting—yes, that includes water—it’s a joyous occasion for celebrating and re-connecting with God for those who adhere to the Islamic faith. Curious how exactly Muslims spend the month of Ramadan? Keep reading to discover some of the ways Ramadan is celebrated.
You don’t eat or drink anything from sunrise to sunset.