Why do Muslims celebrate Ramadan Month?
Known as one of the five pillars of Islam, Ramadan is the annual commemoration of the unity of the worldwide Islamic community, reflected by prayer, worshiping the God and fasting during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Originally, the start of Ramadan is marked in the honor of the revalation of Mohammad the Prpphet of Islam. During Ramadan, Muslims all around the world not only avoid eating and drinking during the day time when they are fasting, but also avoid every sinful behavior. They are also encouraged to perform generous deeds, reading the holy Quran book and reinforce their spiritual beliefs.
Ramadan in Iran:
In Iran, Ramadan comes with special etiquettes and rites. Some special cuisines like Aush (Ash) or Halva is served for Iftar and people tend to take part in charity affairs by providing financial and spiritual supports. Iranian families also like to gather around the table at the time of Sahar and Iftar and hold the daily rituals of Ramadan in each other’s company.
|Imam Mosque - Isfahan Iran|
Traveling to Iran during Ramadan:
Many travelers are interested in visiting Iran or other Islamic countries during their vital religious and traditional occasions in order to get more acquainted with the culture and beliefs.
If you are traveling to Iran during Ramadan keep the tips below in mind to have a better experince.
Food is available
As a foreign traveler in Iran you are not going to have any problem with finding a good place to have your meals during Ramadan in Iran. All the hotels and hostels serve breakfast in the morning and for the lunch, the restaurants of the hotels and some restaurants in the city are available for serving food. At dinner time all restaurants, food courts and fast foods get open and serve food.
Respect the rules
Every person including the foreign traveler and tourists are required to respect the rules and avoid eating, drinking, and smoking in public. In case you have to drink water or have a small snack during the day time while you are sightseeing, we suggest that you find a corner which is not very crowded and have some water or food. In general, the rules are not very strict especially against the travelers, the elderly, and kids.
It’s not crowded
Usually, Ramadan is not a very popular time for traveling among Iranian, as they tend to be more relaxed on days of fast. Therefore, the roads, the hotels and more particularly the attractions are not crowded and you can enjoy a much more qualified sightseeing and time consuming road trips in Iran.
Prices are low
In result of the travel low season in Iran during Ramadan, you are going to find and book travel services like hotels, guides, tours and private cars with lower prices. So, why not traveling to Iran and getting good services with lower prices during Ramadan?
Happy Ramadan 2020 to every person who is celebrating Ramadan.
|Travelers and a clergyman having a friendly discussion about Ramadan - Imam Mosque of Isfahan|
By reading about the rules during Ramadan and the pros and cons of visiting an Islamic country during this month, now deciding if you are traveling to Iran during ramadan or not is up to you. It could be a pleasant challange which lets you have a new experience, or it can be a tough situation making your trip to Iran a little difficult. But if you are a traveler traveling to Iran during Ramadan and need more information about the rules or the restaurants, feel free to contact us for consultant.