Muslim holy month of Ramadan runs through August 29, 2011
The Islamic month of Ramadan began at sunset on Sunday July 31 and runs through sunset on August 29. Ramadan signifies the revelation of the Qur'an to Muhammad; and is marked as a time to focus on faith through fasting and prayer for observant Muslims. Fasting is broken at night with prayer, reading of the Qur'an and a meal called the iftar.
Please remember to accommodate food requests during this important month of reflection and worship. If planning an evening event, provide food accommodation after dark as requested. Food prohibitions also include pork and alcohol.