Ramadan III — Facts and Fiction

Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak

In the days and weeks leading up to Ramadan many intriguing statements were made by people around us – Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Statements such as:

1) When Ramadan starts, business comes to a stop. No one wants to work while fasting all day.

2) If you have to do any banking, or go to the Post Office – you’d better get there early; they’re closed by 2 PM.

3) People sleep all day to avoid feeling hungry.

4) There’s no place to eat out during Ramadan – the restaurants all close.

5) Better get your wine and beer now – Marjane won’t be selling any alcohol during Ramadan.

And perhaps the most intriguing statement: The price of lemons will go way up during Ramadan.

Tomas and I took in these statements, stored them for future reference and waited to see just how this Ramadan phenomenon would play itself out in actuality. Here’s what it was like for us THIS YEAR.
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