Cloudy Weather Report Ramallah, Palestine +4°C, Cloudy
Home | News |

Holy Month: 5 countries that come alive during Ramadan

While many restaurants, bars and shops are closed during the holy month of Ramadan, there are other advantages to visiting at this time of year.

Some countries traditionally celebrate the beginning and end of Ramadan with family feasts and exchanging of gifts, some have open iftars while others have a large carnival.

ALSO READ: 5 things you need to know about the holy month

1. Indonesia

Indonesia’s restaurants and cafés come alive at night and can get really tight adding to the spectacle. Indonesians mark the end of the holy month with an incredible parade of homemade floats depicting religious icons and architecture, every main street is filled will revellers dancing and letting off fireworks.

2. Singapore

Bazaars spring up everywhere in Geylang Serai, located in Singapore's Malay Quarter. Ramadan is one of the most exciting times to visit Singapore. Expect a bustling city with traditional local snacks.

5 things you need to know about the holy monthplay Casablanca is home to the Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest and beautiful Muslim architecture in the world (Greenwatch Dhaka)

ALSO READ: Dates: the fruit of the holy month

3. Morocco

Because Casablanca is home to the Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest and beautiful Muslim architecture in the world visitors of all faiths congregate there. In Marrakech, you have the opportunity to watch thousands of people praying under the evening sun and explore the souks.

4. Qatar

Noticing is more dramatic than the firing of cannons, after which people pour into Ramadan tents for an evening buffet and festivities. Children also go from house to house singing songs in exchange for candy and nuts in an annual tradition called Gurangao.

5. UAE

While in the UAE during Ramadan, luxury hotels organise iftar events where you’ll dine like a sultan. In Dubai, you’ll also find tents serving Middle Eastern food accompanied by shisha and belly dancing.

'); }else{ document.write(''); fbAsyncIds.push('fwid8'); fbStatUrls.push(''); }} /* ]]> */


No tags for this article
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are those of the writers and do not reflect those of accepts no responsibility legal or otherwise for their accuracy of content. Please report any inappropriate content to us, and we will evaluate it as a matter of priority.

Related Articles

Lifestyle: 20 big ways the world has changed since 1999

The dawn of the new millennium was just under 20 years ago. The world we live in now is completely different from then.

Lifestyle: 10 of the most important things we learned about mental health this year

In 2018, researchers around the world worked tirelessly to combat a range of mental health issues. Scientists found more effective treatments for post-traumatic

Lifestyle: Wole Soyinka Prize For Literature goes to 2 joint winners from Uganda and Nigeria

The 2018 Wole Soyinka Prize For Literature worth $10,000 (N3.6 million) has been bagged by two people - Prof Tanure Ojaide and Harriet Anena.All African reports that

Most Watched Videos

View all posts

Most Read News

View all posts

Buhari promises to stop complaining about Nigeria’s problems

- President Muhammadu Buhari says complaining about corruption and mismanagement of resources in Nigeria has not helped his administration- Buhari commends Nigerians in Poland for

Newspaper review: 2 powerful people frustrate Buhari’s efforts to perform - Aisha

The newspaper review for Wednesday, December 5, leads with the allegation from wife of the president Mrs Aisha Buhari that two powerful people are frustrating

Lifestyle: 10 things you didn't know about '90 Day Fiancé'

TLC's "90 Day Fiancé" is one of television's most loved reality TV shows. Many couples from the show are still together. The

Barcelona mock Pele after Messi scores 2 direct free-kicks in 4-0 win against Espanyol

- Brazil legend Pele slammed Lionel Messi for using one skill throughout his career recently- Lionel Messi responded by netting two direct free-kick as Barcelona

Ambode commiserates with LASTMA over slain officer, approves N10m compensation

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday ordered the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and all the relevant security agencies to henceforth strictly

Lifestyle: There will be no Kardashian-Jenner Christmas card this year, so here's a look back at some of their best ones ever

The Kardashian-Jenners are well-known for their highly-produced Christmas cards. The family doesn't take a picture each year, but when they do they go for

Most Watched Movies