Ramadan: Tips & Events

In Ramadan,

– people who are fasting eat very early in the morning at “sahur” time and do not eat or drink anything until the evening “iftar” time,

– most Muslims who are fasting do not drink alcohol during Ramadan whereas some might  prefer to drink it in the evening after they finish fasting,

– Ramadan drummers walk around neighbourhoods to wake people up for Sahur and in the end of Ramadan (usually the first day of the Eid) they visit the homes in that neighbourhood to ask for a tip and celebrate their Eid.

– Lots of celebrations are organized all around the city.

This year Ramadan celebrations will be held at Feshane, Beyazıt Square and Taksim Park in Taksim Square.

Click here to learn about the celebrations organized by the Istanbul Municipality.

Every evening Ramadan celebrations will take place in Taksim Park and entrance is free… So if you are interested in traditional Ramadan celebrations and rituals, stop by before the end of Ramadan…

An alternative series of Ramadan Events is organized this year by Hakan Erdoğan: Ramazan’da Caz [Jazz in Ramadan]. The events feature Muslim jazz musicians from all over the world.

to be continued…

Click here to view the Islamic Culture page.

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