The Spirit of Ramadan
The Spirit of Ramadan is a project to showcase how the holy month of Ramadan is celebrated leading up to the festive day of Eid.
We hope you learn and enjoy our weekly content! We wish all our muslim community 'Ramadan Kareem!'
Also check out our visual story compilation of Eid festivities and celebrations enjoyed by our local Muslim community. Family gatherings, Cultural outfits, Henna, Dancing, Food and Prayers!
Spirit of Ramadan - Week 4:
Week 4 of the 'Spirit of Ramadan' features seniors observing Ramadan rituals. Subra, a 79 yr old senior follows her daily Ramadan routine with vigor, starting with her pre-dawn meal or Suhoor. Also listen to a recipe on Dahi Vada (Lentil cakes soaked in Yogurt sauce)
Spirit of Ramadan - Week 3:
Week 3 of the 'Spirit of Ramadan' features a short clip on different rituals about Ramadan. Also, find out about Eidi (a gift giving and receiving ritual)
Suhoor is the pre-dawn meal eaten before the fasting begins.
Eidi is a gift that is usually given to children by elder relatives and family friends as part of the celebration of the two Muslim holidays: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. The most common is a gift of money to younger relatives.
Spirit of Ramadan - Week 2:
Week 2 of Ramadan features a popular dish 'Kebab' prepared for Iftar. Also meet a family sitting around the table and sharing their meal for Iftar. Ramadan Kareem!
Kebabs are various cooked meat dishes with their origins in Middle Eastern cuisine. Numerous variants are popular around the world. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kebab
Iftar is the meal eaten by Muslims during Ramadan to break their fast after sunset.