Ramadan is an important celebration to the followers of Isam, which is the second biggest religion of India. The celebration concerns the revelation of the Koran (Islam’s Holy Book) to Muhammad in 610 A. D.
Every year the Muslims around the world fast during the 9th month of the lunar calendar between sunrise and sunset, having only two meals per day:
Iftar is the end of the day’s meal that represents the break of fast between relatives, friends and neighbors.
Suhur is the dawn’s meal to help the person to stand up all day without eating.
The fast changes the regular and social habits, taking people into a month of spiritual reflection, prayers, humility, good actions, charity, generosity, self-discipline, self-control and self-containment. It’s the time to stablish a bigger approximation to God and to educate the body and the mind overcoming the human desires. During the Ramadan the Muslims spread perfume at the Mosques and embellish it, praying some extras prayers, as the “Tarawih” which recites all the Koran.