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Ramadan is a significant observance in Islam, marking a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community. Considered one of the Five Pillars of Islam, it is a period dedicated for Muslims to draw closer to their faith, displaying devotion and discipline. Participants fast from dawn until sunset, abstaining from eating, drinking, smoking, and participating in certain activities during daylight hours. Beyond fasting, Muslims are also encouraged to read the Quran, engage in charitable works and participate in communal prayers at night, known as Taraweeh.
The advent of Ramadan in France dates back to the mid-20th century, paralleling the waves of immigration from Muslim-majority countries. In France, Ramadan serves as a bridge between different communities, fostering understanding and respect. Beyond the religious aspects, it provides glimpses into the rich cultural diversity, highlighting uniquely French-Muslim traditions. The culinary landscape, for instance, provides a fascinating glimpse into this fusion, with traditional dishes served at Iftar –the meal that breaks the fast- merging seamlessly with French culinary traditions.
In France, the observance of Ramadan mirrors global Muslim practices, adapted to the local context. Communal prayers are held in various mosques across the country, traditionally followed by a communal meal to break the fast. During this period, Muslims in France, like their brethren worldwide, make adjustments to their daily routine to accommodate religious obligations. France, being a largely secular country does not officially recognize Ramadan, hence its occurrence -dictated by the lunar calendar- doesn't have a fixed date in the French Calendar. However, Muslims in France adapt by following the global Islamic calendar closely, observing Ramadan in sync with the global Muslim community.
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