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.