Ramadan

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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; anyone who is sick or traveling; and women who are menstruating, pregnant, or breastfeeding.

  alms   la limosna  
Ramadan moon 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 Ramadan sunrise
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  
Ramadan dates 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 Ramadan prayer
  to break the fast   romper el ayuno
  to fast   ayunar
  to make a pilgrimage   hacer una peregrinación
  to pray   rezar

How do you say Happy Ramadan in Spanish?

  • ¡Feliz Ramadán!

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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