March 15, 2022

Travel to Morocco during Ramadan - Ep. 6

Travel to Morocco during Ramadan - Ep. 6

Come with us on a history and cultural journey, and learn the story and meaning of Ramadan, which in 2022 begins on April 3.

If you find yourself travelling in Morocco during Ramadan, what might you expect to see and experience? As Azdean explains, different Muslim countries often have their own variances on certain dates and traditions, and Morocco is no exception.

Many travellers may have the perception that during Ramadan, destinations and attractions are closed down, or much quieter.

In fact, the opposite is true. Not only are businesses still open, including restaurants for tourists, but the food and celebrations are even more dynamic and intense. City squares come alive as the sun sets, and people gather together to share in their common bond. 

Understanding Ramadan gives you an important cultural appreciation, and a window into daily life in Morocco during this holy month. This episode will give you the information and context behind many terms and customs that you may be slightly familiar with, but will make much more sense after Azdean gives you his own, personal perspective on what Ramadan is and what it's like.

You're about to learn:

  • Where the name "Ramadan" comes from.
  • About the 5 prayers of Ramadan, and their meaning (listen at the 3:28 mark):
    • Fajr
    • Dhuhr
    • Asr
    • Maghrib
    • Isha
  • The special meditation prayer taraweeh.
  • The ten days of Ramadan: the three stages.
  • Iftar, the nightly breaking of the fast.
  • Zakat, the Islamic tax.
  • Laylat al-Qadr: the "Night of Destiny," celebrated during the last ten days of Ramadan.
  • Eid al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of Ramadan.

Ramadan is a joyous occasion, and should you have the chance to witness it, whether this year or in years to come, it will be a unique and fortunate opportunity. 

Listen in to this episode to get a taste of the experience.


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Resources Mentioned in this episode:

Marrakech prayer times during Ramadan, 2022

Beautiful photos of fresh Moroccan food!

Dadès Valley


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