Wednesday, December 2, 2015

25 Days of Blogging- Day 2: Ramadan


 Hi friends!  Welcome to Day 2 of 25 Days of Blogging!
Disclaimer: I am by no means an expert with these holidays.  I find culture and festivals wonderfully fascinating, so I wanted to share some of my basic research with you!  These posts are just the basics of the holidays and a lot will be missed.  If you have more information on any of the holidays/festivals presented in the next few weeks, feel free to leave a comment or email me directly.  Thank you!

Ramadan is a holy month of fasting, introspection, and prayer.  Each day, during Ramadan, followers do not eat or drink from sunrise to sunset and break their fast by sharing special meals with family and friends.  At the end of Ramadan, a three day festival known as Id al-Fitr is heald and is known as one of Islam's major holidays.

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Typical foods to break the fast include water, dates, and milk.  There are several essential foods to prepare and consume during Ramadan, one of those being Amar el Deen. To make this drink, sheets of dried apricot are soaked in water for several hours.  Once soaked, the mixture is drained and then blended with enough fresh water to make it smooth.
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Do you celebrate Ramadan?  Have you tried Amar el Deen before?  Let me know in the comments! (I read and reply to every one of them!)