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Ramadan in the Atlas Mountains

Some of you may wonder what Ramadan is all about?

Ramadan is in fact the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, which lasts 29 or 30 days. It is the Islamic month of fasting, in which participating Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex during daylight hours and is intended to teach Muslims about patience, spirituality, humility and submissiveness to God.

At Kasbah Tamadot 90% of the team is Muslim and they all fast during the month of Ramadan. I often wonder how they can possible do it how does the human body have the capacity to work and not be able to re charge in energy such as food and water this will remain a mystery for me!

It is a very difficult time of the year for them to fast, as they work under the scorching sun and sometimes the temperatures can go up to 45°C! The month of August is definitely at slow pace but once the sun goes down and the muezzin chants from the Mosque, everyone rushes to the kitchen in order to get their local delicacies and they finally start to re gain in energy and life! A few days are left and once the fasting period has ended a big celebration will take place in the villages and in people's homes their tables will be full of lovely food and music will be playing. They will celebrate for 3 days the first day will be a big party called Aid A L Fitr and the second and third day people would visit family and friends. During this time people become close and forgive each other on disagreements that happened in the past it is a time of forgiveness, peace and love.

Until next time,

Ariane

Deputy General Manager