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Ramadan Around The World

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Ramadan begins on May 26, and we would like to send very warm wishes to Local Guides who are celebrating the holy month.

 

The festivity is observed in many countries around the world, with differences in local culture and traditions. People fast (no food and drink) for one full month while the sun is shining. To cater to the new schedule, most offices and businesses change their operating hours to allow people to leave work early and break their fast with loved ones at home.

 

Traffic jams are common for a few hours before sunset as people rush home. That’s why many others opt to eat out instead. In certain countries like Indonesia, where I’m from, Ramadan is considered a peak season for restaurants and cafes.

 

The last day of Ramadan is Eid al-Fitr, which falls on June 25. In Indonesia, we celebrate with ketupat, a rice cake wrapped in a diamond-shaped pouch made of woven palm leaves. Growing up, my neighbour used to bring over delicious, home-cooked ketupat sayur— rice cakes stewed with coconut milk and vegetables—and would also share it with non-Muslim neighbors to spread the excitement.

 

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As Eid al-Fitr is very important day, it’s also a popular travel time, when family and friends come together. In Indonesia, we call this tradition of returning to one’s hometown “mudik.”

 

Customs like breaking fast together and mudik road trips mean that it can be a hectic time to get around.  As a Local Guide on Google Maps, here are a few ways you can share some love during Ramadan:

 

Now, it is your turn. In the comments, share Ramadan traditions from your country (like your favorite food or place to break fast), and suggest any Google Maps tips that can help others during Ramadan and their homecoming trips!

 

 

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Level 8

Great learning more about Ramadan from your post @BellaWi :) thank you for sharing your traditions with us. I don't celebrate Ramadan, I'm Roman Catholic, but I do have friends and colleagues that do, and this brought more understanding and insight :) 

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@DiAnaUS Happy to hear that. :) 

I learned about Ramadan tradition from my neighbours and friends too. It is always a beautiful to see people gather with family and loved ones.

Level 3

marhaban ya ramadhan,bulan penuh berkah, semoga diberi kesehatan dan kebahagiaan sampai hari raya idhul fitri,

Level 6

Happy ramadhan to my Muslim friends around the world, it's time to focus on worshiping, family gathering and sharing to others. 

Cant wait to hear your share through google map 😊

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@Aditya25 Amin. Selamat Hari Puasa. :)

@MuhammadHadi Happy Ramadan!

 

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Join the conversation in Bahasa Indonesia Board to share Ramadan traditions across Indonesia. :)

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Nice post @BellaWi. in Sri Lanka we also celebrate Ramadan :)

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@IlankovanT Happy Fasting! Share Ramadan tradition in Srilanka too, I'd love to hear (especially the food). :)

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@BellaWi I will post nice Biryani soon :)

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@IlankovanT yum!

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Happy Ramadan 🕋🌹💐

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Hi @BellaWi,. 

 

Is the Ramadan on the same dates each year?  Or it is base on some moon calendar, so each year dates are different?

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@SampsonF I believe every year will have different date as moon calendar is used to determine the first day of fasting. 

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@BellaWispecial thanks to you for respective post.its honour for us. Thanks again.

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@BellaWi its good to know your traditions in indenosia during ramadan.

 

@SampsonF it's complicated :D  we follow "Hijri" calendar based on lunar calendar. Not all countries will start/end Ramadan at same day, dates may vary as it depends on moon sight for each country that how we fix the start/end of Ramadan.

 

 

 

"inshallah Ramadan Mubarak" for everyone

Level 6

Ramadan Mubarak to all Muslims,

I would try my best in this Holy month.


BellaWi wrote:

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Ramadan begins on May 26, and we would like to send very warm wishes to Local Guides who are celebrating the holy month.

 

The festivity is observed in many countries around the world, with differences in local culture and traditions. People fast (no food and drink) for one full month while the sun is shining. To cater to the new schedule, most offices and businesses change their operating hours to allow people to leave work early and break their fast with loved ones at home.

 

Traffic jams are common for a few hours before sunset as people rush home. That’s why many others opt to eat out instead. In certain countries like Indonesia, where I’m from, Ramadan is considered a peak season for restaurants and cafes.

 

The last day of Ramadan is Eid al-Fitr, which falls on June 25. In Indonesia, we celebrate with ketupat, a rice cake wrapped in a diamond-shaped pouch made of woven palm leaves. Growing up, my neighbour used to bring over delicious, home-cooked ketupat sayur— rice cakes stewed with coconut milk and vegetables—and would also share it with non-Muslim neighbors to spread the excitement.

 

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Ketupat SayurKetupat Sayur
 

As Eid al-Fitr is very important day, it’s also a popular travel time, when family and friends come together. In Indonesia, we call this tradition of returning to one’s hometown “mudik.”

 

Customs like breaking fast together and mudik road trips mean that it can be a hectic time to get around.  As a Local Guide on Google Maps, here are a few ways you can share some love during Ramadan:

 

Now, it is your turn. In the comments, share Ramadan traditions from your country (like your favorite food or place to break fast), and suggest any Google Maps tips that can help others during Ramadan and their homecoming trips!

 

 


 

Level 8

Thanks @BellaWi to manage Ramadan post. 

As I am living in Malaysia, here's followed same traditions as Indonesia, balik Kampung (back to home town )bubur,minums  every thing same.

Soon I will share some BUKA PUASA  (break fast)photos 

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Good to know!  Thank you very much @BellaWi and @khammami.

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We also celebrate Ramadan in Iran. Here this is also time for being more together and going to restaurants for breaking the fast. In Iran Ramadan starts on May 27 this year. I can mention "Zoolbia Bamiyeh" as most known pastry for this month in Iran and also some foods like "Ash Reshteh" and deserts like "Sholeh Zard"

Thanks for sharing this on News section. We've also posted a Persian article on Iran Local Guides website based on your article: http://localguides.ir/2017/05/25/entering-the-month-of-ramadan/

Level 7

how beautiful was this post !!  thank you @BellaWi for sharing this and happy Ramadan to all muslims around the World !!

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Happy Ramadaaaaaan for all of you My friends , Muslims or non Muslims ,its an extraordinary experience every year , this ramadan will be one of the longest days to fast ;) thank you @BellaWi
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BellaWi wrote:

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Ramadan begins on May 26, and we would like to send very warm wishes to Local Guides who are celebrating the holy month.

 

The festivity is observed in many countries around the world, with differences in local culture and traditions. People fast (no food and drink) for one full month while the sun is shining. To cater to the new schedule, most offices and businesses change their operating hours to allow people to leave work early and break their fast with loved ones at home.

 

Traffic jams are common for a few hours before sunset as people rush home. That’s why many others opt to eat out instead. In certain countries like Indonesia, where I’m from, Ramadan is considered a peak season for restaurants and cafes.

 

The last day of Ramadan is Eid al-Fitr, which falls on June 25. In Indonesia, we celebrate with ketupat, a rice cake wrapped in a diamond-shaped pouch made of woven palm leaves. Growing up, my neighbour used to bring over delicious, home-cooked ketupat sayur— rice cakes stewed with coconut milk and vegetables—and would also share it with non-Muslim neighbors to spread the excitement.

 

KetupatKetupat

Ketupat SayurKetupat Sayur
 

As Eid al-Fitr is very important day, it’s also a popular travel time, when family and friends come together. In Indonesia, we call this tradition of returning to one’s hometown “mudik.”

 

Customs like breaking fast together and mudik road trips mean that it can be a hectic time to get around.  As a Local Guide on Google Maps, here are a few ways you can share some love during Ramadan:

 

Now, it is your turn. In the comments, share Ramadan traditions from your country (like your favorite food or place to break fast), and suggest any Google Maps tips that can help others during Ramadan and their homecoming trips!

 

 



Happy Ramadan

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@BellaWi ,

 

Your post makes me miss Ramadhan in Indonesia. I will be celebrating Ramadan this year in the Netherlands, not quite sure how it will go since it starts at 4 am in the morning til 9.30 pm :D

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Well I am Hindu.. And from India.. 

whenever this month comes all muslims friends are doing fast and all..

they dont talk much to save energy and we also help them in doing that..

every evening at namaz time it feels good to see all muslims at mosque praying...And After a month  the best is "Chand nazar aaya"..

As soon as the moon comes in picture The celebrations Start.. people hug each other .. exchange Sweets ..

And yes for college students one thing is common "Party Time".. . We use to ask for treats from our friends or visit to their home, greet their family..

India is Full of Festivities.. We Celebrate all.. We learn All. We Worship All... u @BellaWi reminded me of my old days.. presently not in hometown to have the same fun.. but then You Refreshed me..

Thank You @BellaWi

 

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رمضان مبارك  :) 

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Happy Ramadan to everyone celebrating!

Happy Ramadan! ♥

Level 8

Happy Ramdan to Everyone 

@BellaWi thanks for sharing the lots of information about Ramdan.

Happy Ramadan to everyone. @BellaWi thanks for sharing this post. 

Level 7

Happy Ramadan to all my muslim colleagues here, in Connect!

Nice write up @BellaWi. It was great to know about Indonesian culture during Ramadan. I would like make a little correction to your post. The last day of Ramadan is not the Eid-ul-Fitr day. Rather, it's the first day of Shawwal, the next month after Ramadan.

I remember, as a kid, we used to so eagerly looking forward to the seight of new moon on the last day of Ramadan, that would announce the Eid day (the next day). Eid meant new clothes, good food, lots of guests and no-study for the whole day. Eid meant tips (eidi) from the elders, that we considered as our wealth, as kids. Eid meant no fighting, no getting scolded, no punishment from the elders. We so loved the eid days back in those days. Well, we still consider it as a big day. But the difference is, eid brings additional responsibilities for us, especially the women of the house, because we need to cook special dishes for the guests. Entertaining the guests can also be tiresome at times, because we don't let our guests wash the utensils. And more the guests meaning more the washing. Eid means distributing money and sweets among the kids now, which means additional expenses. :P

But we still look forward to the Eid day just the way we didi as kids.

In Bangladesh, we will start fasting from Sunday. So the first day of Ramadan will be here on Sunday. Ramadan brings a lot of changes in our daily life and the culture. Offices go for reduced working hours, nobody eats or drinks or even smokes in public. The restaurants are usually closed during day time or they put a curtain on the main entrance, so that the passerby don't see inside. And in the evening, closer to the fast breaking time, the food stores, restaurants start getting alive with different food and fruits selling. A lot of special and varieties of food are sold especially during ramadan, such as halim (a preperation made of different pulses and meat), nehari (a soupy food made of beef or mutton leg), doi bara/ dahi wada (a preperation made of gramflour balls soaked in curd), peyaju (fritters made of lentil and onions), jilapi/ jelebi (a sweet snack made of gramflour) etc. etc.. 

After fasting for the whole day, controlling ourselves from all sorts of eating/ drinking/ smoking, we break our fast at the dusk of the day, right after the sun is down. It is a tradition in almost all the countries to break fast with dates. It is said that dates have all the food values that a person needs for the whole day. So, we break our fast with 1 or 2 dates, before we eat any other solid food. 

Here are some photos of a typical iftar (breaking fast) table, hope you enjoy:

 

Last year, during Ramadan, iftar hosted by my sis-in-lawLast year, during Ramadan, iftar hosted by my sis-in-lawA serving of iftar, along with halim and nehariA serving of iftar, along with halim and nehariPeyaju, a must-have item for iftarPeyaju, a must-have item for iftar

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Thank you all for photos and stories, I really like to try these foods!

Some short videos about Ramadan in Tehran and Iran (from PRESSTV):

 

 

 

 

 

@BellaWi Thanks for sharing information about Ramadan.

 

In Hyderabad, India., Haleem is very famous. Hyderabadi haleem is a high calorie dish which gives instant energy as it contains slow-digesting and fast-burning ingredients. It is originally an Arabic dish and was introduced to the Hyderabad State by the Chaush people during the rule of the Nizams (the former rulers of Hyderabad State). Local traditional spices helped in evolving a unique Hyderabadi haleem that became popular among the native Hyderabadi's by the 19th-century.

 

You will love hyderabadi haleem If you  eat once. From Hyderabad Haleem is exported to many countries including USA and MENA regions. 

 

 

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 And finally Happy Ramadan to all Local Guides.

 

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Happy! Ramadan to everyone, thank you for your post @BellaWi.

As I live in Pakistan, like other the people of Pakistan also celebrates their month of Ramadan with fasting and with more worship time as compare to other days, similar to others they celebrate Eid after the month of Ramadan.

People of Pakistan specially the people of karachi are very different from others in the menu of food, the youngsters of Karachi do their "Sehri"(the brakefast of early in the morning before sun shine) at Karachi's very popular and old food street called "Burns Road  Food Street" with Nihari, Siri paye, Halwa Puri, and also Haleem is one of the most popular dishes in Pakistan, in homes " Paratha and Shami Kabab" is very popular.Paratha and Shami KababParatha and Shami Kabab

 

 

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For "Iftaar" (meal after fast)Biryani is very popular.BiryaniBiryani

 

 

 

we celebrate our Eid with get togethers and with special prayer, the most common cousin of Eid in Pakistan  is "Sheer Khurram".Sheer KhurmaSheer Khurma

 

 

Pls advice @BellaWi and @TraciC 

 

During the month of Ramadan in GCC countries (UAE, KSA, Qatar, Kuwait, Muscat and Bahrain) the working hours of the companies will reduce from actual hours hence google maps should put a note that "Timing may vary due to Ramadan "in google maps near timings. 

 

Is there any option that local guides have to do or google maps will take care?

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Thank you.

 

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Thanx @BellaWi for suggesting great information. 

ALLAH WILL GIVE YOU  HIDAYAT" 

AMIN

Level 7

Happy Ramadan Kareem. 

Thank you @BellaWi for this post about Ramadan. This is a holy month for Muslim people. Ramadan Mubarak
Level 8

@BellaWi Such a great post !!! Happy Ramadan Mubarak to all !!

But in Bangladesh Ramadan will start 28 May . 

 

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I live in Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh, India) which is the capital of India's most populated state. My city is known for its unique culture (Urdu name: Tahzeeb) and style. Ramazan is a little different here. Shops remains open the entire during Ramazan and people usually visit there after Roza. I'll be posting photos about it soon.

 

Ramazam Mubarakh Everyone!

Level 7

hi guys

another good point of Ramadan is this that in Islamic countries usually in governmenal conmapnies staff start their work later in morning and finish their work earlier so they work less.

Level 8

Happy Ramadhan.


in my city, Surabaya, there are tradition during afternoon, near to Maghrib (sun set) that people go out of his home to buy TAKJIL, snacks or drinks that will be eaten very early when maghrib coming. TAKJIL can be young coconut water with ice (ES DEGAN), fried tofu, fried cassava, or dates (kurma).

 

Usually, Mosque also preparing TALJIL for local people who come to pray maghrib. For students who come from outside the city, go to different mosque around campus to try different TAKJIL everyday is a unique experiences.

 

Ramadhan is always full of happiness

I'm also celebrating Ramadan from India.

And I'll also keep contributing constantly.

Thanks LGC

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Hello everyone ... Holy Ramadan Mubarak to all ... sepcially @BellaWi .... 
Thank you @BellaWi very much for your valuable post ...

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Holy Ramadan Mubarak to  all 

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Thanks for the informative article @BellaWi :)

 

I want to add one thing about my country "Bahrain", where we have "Gaimat" or "Lokma", a dish that is related to Ramadan. It's very simple recipe mainly consisting of dough and dipped with honey or dates molasses, but to make it delicious, you have to be expert in the other ingredients and steps :P

 

Lokma (Turkish), loukoumades (Greek), loukmades (Cypriot Greek), zalabyieh (Arabic: زلابية), Gaimat (in Bahrain), or bāmiyeh (Persian: بامیه)Lokma (Turkish), loukoumades (Greek), loukmades (Cypriot Greek), zalabyieh (Arabic: زلابية), Gaimat (in Bahrain), or bāmiyeh (Persian: بامیه)

I was just surprised that originally, this dish originated from Turkey in 9th century :O (as per Wikiperdia)

 

 

 

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Hello @BellaWi

 

Greetings from the 🇲🇻 Maldives.

 

Thank you for this post. Happy Ramadan to all those who celebrate.

 

I went for shopping and bought this huge pumpkin for Ramadan. 🤣

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33.5 inches whoa!33.5 inches whoa!

 

 

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Cheers.

 

 

Level 7

@Badruddeen you will take all Ramadan to finish this pumpkin 😁

Level 8

😂 @OSAMA if not I can play baseball with this. Hahahaaaaaa 

 

Cheers

Level 7

Hahaha baseball,😂

Pumpkin soup is Perfect I like it, 😁

@Badruddeen

Level 7

@Badruddeen Wow.... Thats changed the round shaped pumpkin.. and really huge.. Happy Ramadan..

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Ramadan Mubarak

Masjid Usamah bin Zaid, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia