A few years ago, we used to express our longing for the past by asking, “Where are those old Ramadan?” We used to talk about past, implying that we were missing the taste of Ramadan and everything had changed a lot. How unaware of the plans the future we were. Nowadays, we even crave for the Ramadan spirit of 2 years ago. Where are those street iftars, views of people overflowing from homes, bakeries waiting to grab hot pita, iftars combined with an open-air picnic, tarawih prayers performed by visiting mosques, mosques and many more… Reflecting on the past, we sometimes forget to enjoy simple moments. What a joy and freedom it was to hug, to stroll without a mask, to offer up something each other without hesitation.
Although we must spend Ramadan at home this year due to social isolation rules, thank Allah we are in good health and our loved ones are with us. Appreciating what we have, we should strive to live the most beautiful Ramadan by enjoying the moment.
We thought about how we can make this holy month more beautiful for our children within the framework of our possibilities. We said why not celebrate it by having Ramadan festivities at home and we came up with a calendar full of engaging Ramadan activities for children.