June 30, 2014 12:00 AM | by Nada Allam
I remember when Ramadan used to come in the winter. Do you? It would be freezing, and waking up at 6:00 am to head to school seemed impossible.
I remember the weather being piercing cold, the type of cold that would freeze your throat. But most importantly, I remember my family talking about their Ramadan days in the summer. How hot it used to be, and how they had to get super creative on what do during their summer vacation.
I remember thinking, 'Thank God that won't take place for at least a good few years." I was a kid who was really enjoying the summer in the swimming pool all day long.
Well, the years have gone by, and here we are going through Ramadan in the summer, and I feel the need to pay extra attention to all the tiny details. I want to have my answers ready when the day comes and my kids ask me about how Ramadan was in the summer.
I want to have hopefully also thought of some creative ways to keep them busy during their fasting time on their summer vacation. Because summer is all about the memories, and just because Ramadan came in the summer, it doesn't mean you can't make some fun memories.
Ramadan is all about the gatherings, so why not gather in gardens, by the nile, or even around the pools. Why not enjoy a watermelon smoothie in Ramadan, because in a few years you wont be able to. Why not enjoy a juicy filled mango for dessert this Ramadan, because mangos will not be available when Ramadan comes again in December. Embrace the summery Ramadan, and most importantly remember it, because in a matter of years you will be thinking about how much you love and miss it.
What is your favorite thing about Ramadan in the summer?