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Ramadan resources

Ramadan is a special month for Muslims. During this month, Muslims fast and strive to be thankful for what they have.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. The exact dates of Ramadan change every year because Islam uses a calendar based on the cycles of the Moon. In 2024 Ramadan starts around Sunday 10 March and ends around Monday 8 April – this won’t be certain until the sighting of the moon. It is estimated that globally 1.6 billion Muslims will take part in Ramadan and will fast from sunrise to sunset for one lunar month.

We’ve created some fun lesson activities to look at what Ramadan is, what happens during Ramadan and what is important to Muslims during Ramadan. Learners can design and make their own prayer mat, lantern or make a paper plate moon and star decoration. Charity is also given a huge focus throughout the entire month and learners can recognise this by creating their own charity box featuring days of the lunar cycle.

The end of Ramadan is marked by a big celebration called 'Eid ul-Fitr' (the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast). Muslims are not only celebrating the end of fasting, but thanking Allah for the strength he gave them throughout the previous month. During Eid ul-Fitr Muslims dress in their finest clothes, give gifts to children and spend time with their friends and family.

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