Wanderlust
Ramazan Traditions From Around The World
Source: memphistours.com
Published: Jun 18, 2016

Ramazan is the ninth month in the Muslim calender, and though Muslims all over the world fast from sun rise to sun set and try to get closer to God, different countries have different customs during Ramazan.

Such as:

1. Egypt

Ramazan lanterns

These lanterns or ‘Fanous’ are a hit in Egypt and every year the street is decorated with them in Ramazan.

Source: memphistours.com
Source: memphistours.com

2. Turkey

Drumming

An hour before sunrise a drummer wanders through the street beating his drum. This is done to wake up Muslims for Sehri.

Source: washingtontimes.com
Source: washingtontimes.com

3. Makkah

Ramazan cannon

No not the camera but an actual cannon. A cannon is shot during Sehri and Iftar to signal the start and end of the fast.

Source: english.alarabiya.net
Source: english.alarabiya.net

4. Pakistan

Food

Pakistan is known for it’s delicious food and during Ramazan these foods are sold all over the country.

Source: defence.pk
Source: defence.pk

5. Qatar

Garango

A tradition celebrated every 14th Roza is a fun activity for children where after the sun sets children dress up and roam around the city while grown ups give them sweets and nuts.

Source: qatarliving.com
Source: qatarliving.com

6. Morocco

Preparation

Moroccans start preparing for Ramazan two or three weeks before Ramazan starts. People paint their houses, shine their utensils and invite friends and families to feast at their homes.

Source: worldalldetails.com
Source: worldalldetails.com

7. Iraq

Games

In Iraq there is a popular tradition to play a ring game where two groups hide rings from each other and the group has to guess who is carrying the ring.

Source: pinterest.com
Source: pinterest.com

8. Algeria

Waking nights

Unlike other Muslim countries the people in Algeria stay up all night till Sehri. With stores and stalls all open throughout the night.

Source: gettyimages.ae
Source: gettyimages.ae

9. Maldives

Raivaru

Raivaru is where poets are asked to recite Raivaru; Ramadan related poetry. This is usually done after Iftar.

Source: youtube.com
Source: youtube.com

10. Comoros

Social vibrancy

People of Comoros become more social during Ramazan. After Iftar people go to public places where they are served coffee and dates.

Source: en.people.cn
Source: en.people.cn