Ramadan is a sacred month in the Islamic calendar where Muslims all around the world abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs from sunrise until sunset. The fast is seen as a way to purify the soul, develop self-control and empathy for those who are less fortunate. It is also a time of spiritual reflection, where Muslims increase their prayer and Quran reading, and give to charity. It is believed that good deeds are rewarded more greatly during Ramadan than at any other time of the year.
Different cultures and communities around the world celebrate Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr in their own unique ways. Some families would prepare traditional meals, while others go to the mosque for special prayers. Some would also choose to decorate their homes, or give gifts to loved ones.