Ramadan lasts 30 days. It starts July 20th and you can count 30 days out to know when it ends. It doesn’t start the same day every year though. I haven’t figured why yet but understand that it changes. During Ramadan, fasting starts from sun up to sundown. You can’t be cheating with little whatnots during this time. You can’t even drink water. Imagine that. In all this heat, you’ve gotta be without water during the hottest parts of the day. Business is totally shut down during fasting time and opens at sundown.
Muslims spend weeks stocking up on what they will need for this time. I understand that folk pretty much gorge out on the food ’cause I gather they’re pretty hungry when sundown hits. In the case of health issues, folk can do what they can during Ramadan, like drink water, if they can’t go without it. Me, myself, I wouldn’t go without water regardless. I just couldn’t. But I have been asked by the Muslim women folk if I was going to do Ramadan stuff with them. They seem to really like me and to be honest, I’ve fallen in love with these women. They’re fun and we have great laughs together. While they do have their own drama, I’ve found them much easier to be around than the western women folk here, actually. Anyhow, I think I should experience the practice of Ramadan since I’m here but of course, I’ll be drinking myself plenty of water. At least, I’ll do it for as long as I can. I won’t promise 30 whole days but I’ll put in a good effort, and I say that only ’cause I don’t typically eat late at night or past 5, for the most part.
Anyhow. There will be lots of praying going on and knowing what I know that’s happened today…Ahem, ahemmm (Cough, choke, cough)…We’ll talk about that later, okay?