Ramadan is considered as the holiest month for Muslims wherein people fast during the daylight hours, (before sunrise till sunset). Ramadan is a part of the lunar calendar that last between 29 to 30 days depending on when the new moon is sighted. During this month Muslims wake up early to eat a pre-dawn meal that is called suhoor and break the fast with a meal at iftar.
When will Ramadan end this year?
June 3 this year will the 29th day of Ramadan in the Middle East i.e June 4 in India, followed with which countries will lookout for Eid moon the very same evening to sight the first day of Eid al-Fitr. If not sighted, the fasting will carry on for 30 days and Eid will fall on June 5 in the Middle East and June 6 in India.
Following is the time and date schedule for the remaining days-
Best food to eat during Iftar
- Dates: These are rich in quick-acting sugars and potassium that helps the body to recover.
- Water: During fasting, dehydration hits the body harder than hunger, for which drinking water is a must throughout the evening.
- Fruit juices: One of the best things to have after breaking the fast, as juices are loaded with quick-acting sugars that help in rapidly correcting the body's glucose levels.
- Fruits: Eating fruits help in refreshing your palate as fruits come loaded with vitamins and minerals that aid in replenishing the body.
- Yoghurt and dates: This can be tried as an appetiser as the fibre calms the gut and manages hunger.
- Soup: Vegetable soup can be added to the meal backed with a variety of other alternatives.
- Usual dinner: Try having healthy dishes that are light on the stomach and easy to digest.