Why should I travel during Ramadan?
Ramadan is a wonderful time to travel if you wish to immerse yourself in the culture and understand the intricacies of this important Islamic holiday. In most cases all tourist sites are open as usual and in these areas and busier cities, the locals are very used to seeing travellers during this period.
During the holy month Muslims are devoting themselves to god, so while the days can be quieter and slower than usual, the evenings are livelier and longer than usual too! You’ll experience the buzzing evening atmosphere after sunset as people break their fast, meet friends and visit the mosque. And, as it’s a time when many are trying to get closer to God, those following Ramadan tend to be more spiritually minded and make the effort to help those less fortunate than themselves so it’s common to see people sharing food, and holding large gatherings for evening meals outside the Mosques with people making a concerted effort with those around them.
If you’re lucky enough to be there for Eid al-Fitr you will experience a very jovial atmosphere as many break their fast and celebrate with family and friends. Depending on which country you’re in, there may be the chance to try delicious, traditional recipes and see beautiful festivals.
Ramadan Kareem (Have a generous Ramadan)