What does the word Ramadan mean?
In the Muslim religion, the word Ramadan refers to a period of about a month during which believers abstain from certain things (eating, drinking, smoking, having sex) during the day, more precisely between sunrise and sunset.
To know the exact dates and times of Ramadan, which change every year, we consult a detailed calendar. The period of Ramadan is marked by several events. Every evening, at sunset time, it is the breaking of the fast. And at the end of Ramadan, Eid el-Fitr is celebrated, also called by abbreviation Eid.
The word Ramadan also refers to the set of obligations to which Muslims adhere during this period. It is said for example to do Ramadan.
Where does the word Ramadan come from?
The word Ramadan comes from Arabic, where it denotes the ninth month of the Muslim calendar. It is during this month that the Ramadan fast traditionally takes place.