What is Ramadan?
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic year and it's a very special month for Muslims. It's a holy month with lots of traditions and celebrations. Ramadan lasts for around 30 days and follows the lunar (moon) calendar.
To wish someone a happy Ramadan you can say "Ramadan Mubarak!"
If you are a Muslim family, I hope you will find these resources a fun and useful addition to your observance and celebration of Ramadan.
If you aren’t a Muslim family but are learning about Ramadan I hope you find the resources a good introduction.
Festivals are at the heart of family cultural life. We can use tradition to bind our families together and to connect our children with tradition, religion, customs and home.
Learning about festivals from cultures that aren't our own is a wonderful way for children to learn about the diversity and connections in our world.
Most festivals have things in common, such as special traditions, decorations and food and we can use these links to help us understand that we are different but also the same all around the world.