Understanding Ramadan


Ramadan begins this evening.  A religious holiday celebrated by more than 1 billion Muslims around the world with daily fasting, self-sacrifice and prayer. Understanding Ramadan and those that practice Islam is part of our global education – particularly for families that do not celebrate it.   The most interesting aspect of Ramadan for kids is the idea of not eating anything from sunrise to sunset.  Talking about this celebration and the commitment, self-discipline and prayer that continue throughout the month is a way for them to understand a little more about 1 billion people and Islam.   There are a few sites that could be helpful to discussing Ramadan with your children.

Teaching Your Kids About Ramadan

US Mothers Prepare Kids for Ramadan 

Ramadan Games & Activities


About the cultured kid

I've traveled, lived, worked and studied all over the world. Europe, North Africa, Central & South America, the Middle East and Asia. The more different the culture, the better! I'm determined to introduce my two boys to our multi-cultural world. Living in Washington, D.C. there are international festivals, parades and cultures right in our own backyard. I'll share with you our adventures around town and those that take us on international journeys. I'll also share ideas for introducing your family to foreign food, culture and community at home.

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