As we roll further into Ramadan, thoughts are beginning to turn to Eid Al Fitr and the upcoming holidays that look set to begin around June 5. That could mean a five-day weekend for some people and this year, public and private holidays are aligned for the first time in years meaning this time-off could be a good opportunity to take a trip.
Whether you fancy a simple staycation, a weekend escape or a longer haul holiday, we’ve gathered some of the best Eid holiday deals from around the world offering everything from a concert on a Maldivian island to a wellness retreat in the mountains of India.
Ramadan or Ramazan, the most holy month in the Islamic calendar, which began on 6th May this year. This month is all about fasting and feasting for the Muslims all across the globe. During this period, they observe fasts from sunrise to sunset. Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam and is commonly called rozas. As per the Islamic tradition, this practice inculcates the spirit of abstinence from sins and is a time for self-purification. This fasting period is followed by the festival of Eid, which marks the end of Ramadan.
Yes, it’s that time of year — Ramadan, the sacred Muslim holy month, during which the world’s Muslims are encouraged to be humble (reference), strengthen their faith, and spend time in reflection and repentance.
The entire month will see devotees fast every day from dawn to sunset to empathize with the needy, and each night is meant to be spent with loved ones to iftar (break the fast) when the evening call to prayer is made. The iftar is something that hungry and thirsty devotees will look forward to each day (for obvious reasons), and on some days, they’ll make an event out of it with big meals — and what bigger meal is out there than buffets?
With niche halal restaurants everywhere, you hardly hear anyone wishing there were a halal version of anything anymore. But having many options can be too much of a good thing sometimes, especially during Ramadan when life can get a little hectic. For your convenience, here are the best halal restaurants in Singapore for group iftar sorted by cuisine. Selamat berbuka puasa!