KATHMANDU, May 18: Ramadan, a festival of Muslims community has been observed from Friday, which falls in the ninth month of the Arabian Calendar, also called month of Ramadan. During this festival, the Muslim devotees observe a month-long fasting from sunrise to sunset.
The Muslims have "Seri" in the morning before the sun and then have "iftahar" after sunset. Besides the usual five prayers each day, Muslims offer additional prayer at night during Ramadan, which is called ‘Taraweeh’.
Ramadan believed to be the holy month of the Muslims for the revelation of Allah (God) to human beings, the month in which the first verses of the holy Quran were revealed to the last prophet in Islam, Muhammad. The festival ends with the celebration of Id festival at the end of the month.