Ramadan, the Muslim holy month, is marked by fasting from sunrise to sunset. Ramadan naturally falls 11 days earlier each year. This year, it is observed May 6 to June 4.
As a visitor, you will not be expected to refrain from eating during the daylight hours of Ramadan, however, you should certainly be considerate of people around you who may be fasting. Watch what non-fasting locals do, and follow suit. Many places, especially touristy ones, will have restaurants open and serving during the day, though they may not be flaunting it. Hotels often offer private dining options for visitors. From a traveler’s point of view traveling to a Muslim country during Ramadan allows you to be charitable, meet gracious locals, and taste some seriously good food. All this is fine as long as you plan your day in advance.
|Susan and Douglas are exploring Iran during Ramadan|