Spanish Ramadan vocabulary
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The holy month of Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It begins about 11 days earlier each year, because the calendar is lunar and thus shorter than the Gregorian calendar, which is solar.

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is a holy month during which nearly all Muslims* are required to fast during daylight hours (sunrise to sunset). The fast is broken at sunset with iftar (breakfast).

 * Except children and anyone who is sick, traveling, menstruating, pregnant, or breastfeeding.

How do you say "Happy Ramadan" in Spanish?

  • ¡Feliz Ramadán!
alms la limosna
Mecca La Meca
month el mes
Muslim musulmán
new moon la luna nueva
pilgrimage la peregrinación
Quran el Corán
reflection la reflexión
Fasting El ayuno
no eating no comer
no drinking no beber
no smoking no fumar
no sex no tener relaciones sexuales
from sunrise desde el amanecer
to sunset hasta el ocaso
breakfast el desayuno
Ramadan Foods Alimentos de Ramadán
apricot el albaricoque, el damasco
bell pepper el pimiento, el pimentón
chickpeas los garbanzos
date el dátil
eggplant la berenjena
fig el higo
lamb el cordero
milk la leche
rice el arroz
salad la ensalada
soup la sopa
zucchini el calabacín, la calabacita
Ramadan Verbs Verbos de Ramadán
to abstain abstenerse
to break the fast romper el ayuno
to fast ayunar
to make a pilgrimage hacer una peregrinación
to pray rezar

5 pillars of Islam – Los 5 pilares del islam

1.faith la fe
2.prayer la oración
3.charity la limosna
4.fasting during Ramadan el ayuno durante
5.pilgrimage to Mecca la peregrinación a La Meca

 The required-once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage is called Hajj and usually occurs during the last month of the year. During the last week or so of Ramadan, a lesser pilgrimage called Umrah is often made.

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