When the sun sets, the righteous may take food. Usually the meal starts with dates with milk, and then the feast continues with a variety of delicious dishes. Sometimes it lasts all night, until the new dawn.
In different Muslim countries, the beginning of the holy month is a little different from each other. This is because the holiday follows the lunar calendar, and the position of this Earth satellite is unequal in different parts of the planet.
In Islam, it is believed that only fasting (especially in Ramadan) will help Muslims atone for their sins. This religion does not have a clergy that, in the name of Allah, can help the penitents. Therefore, believers are forced to forsake their sins before the face of the deity. Ramadan is a month of mercy and self-sacrifice for Muslims.
Fasting in Ramadan begins with a rite of “meeting”, at which point the faithful wait for a young month to appear in the sky. The beginning of the strict fast is marked by a drumbeat or cannon shot. At this point, Muslims go to the mosque to pray.
Ramadan concludes with modern ceremonies. For example, in some countries, people who are unable or unwilling to observe the fast must donate a certain amount to benefit the poor for each missed fasting day.
In other Muslim countries and republics, it is illegal to sell alcoholic beverages during the month of Ramadan. Sometimes, due to the upcoming holiday, the opening hours of the checkpoints are extended so that everyone can visit the holy places. In Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa Mosques on the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock will now be able to enter women over 45 and men over 50.