Saturday, August 22, 2009

Ramadan in Sweden

"The guest" is arriving tomorrow, at least in Sweden. As every year, we find some countries fasting on one day, and some on another day. Apparently in Sweden the bosnian/turkish community started fasting today (Friday), and the rest tomorrow on Saturday. My husband's Bosnian grandma reacted to us fasting tomorrow instead of today by saying: "Oh you are following the kurds!"

Not quite sure what that meant :)

Either way, it will be a challenging fast for us northerners. Starting the fast at 3.38 am and ending it at 8.26 pm is not exactly a walk in the park...more like a hike in the mountains!

Still, as has famously been pointed out many times before; where there is a will there is a way! And a will there is!

This year will be my first Ramadan as a mom. I am not quite sure how it will affect things... also it is the first Ramadan my husband and I will spend in our own home. I am curious to see what kind of traditions he will bring to the table with his Bosnian heritage!

Will keep you all posted. But for now, I wish all of you out there a blessed and joyous month of fasting and self-improvement, God willing.


Ihab Salha said...

Ramadan Kareem to all of you. And I would like to share this Ramadan video with everyone.

Anonymous said...

Ramadan Kareem.

I'm in the UK where different Muslims start fasting on different dates. Luckily though this year, we're all starting to fast tomorrow.

Where I live, the fast will last 16 minutes longer than yours. I've got a feeling I might migrate south when Ramadan is in June

Anonymous said...

Ramadan Kareem to all Muslims in every corner of the world :)

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PinkPanthress said...

Ramazan Kerim! :)

My mother is turkish... and she says the same whenever she hears some starting Ramazan and it's following festivities at the wrong time!