Student Blog: Interesting facts about Ramadan

This week Joy's pre-intermediate class at English Language Centre York explain Ramadan and share some interesting facts:

Ramadan is a very important month for all Muslim people. This is the month when the Holy Quran came to the Prophet Mohammed. It is a time to think about poor people. We fast for 30 days from sunrise to sunset.

But not everyone has to fast, there are some exceptions. For example, anyone who is sick, anyone who is travelling, or pregnant and breast-feeding women, although women have other exceptions.

Children start training from 7 years old. For us, our parents told us to fast for only the mornings. When I was about 10 it might be one day on, one day off or only drinking not eating. Usually at age 12 we start fasting and praying.

The food we eat is different at Ramadan. At sunset we have breakfast and eat some different foods such as soup, beans and samosas. And we eat a lot more sweets!

At the end of Ramadan we have Eid. Eid is Christmas for Muslims! We have a big celebration with presents and lots of food.

By Amani Sultana from Saudi Arabia, Abdulrahman Alzahrani from Saudi Arabia, and Al-Yaqadhan Al-Rasbi from Oman

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