It is an interesting topic you mentioned, though we do not have
similar customs in Egypt in Ramdan. Anyhow, I want to share my best
wishes and greetings to all of you too in this holy month.
Happy Ramdan or /Ramdaan Kareem/ to all of you :)
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> Hello Webheads,
> Sorry for this off topic message!
> I just wanted to inform you and share with you the following:
> Tomorrow is the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan, here in
> Kuwait, and in other Moslem countries. I wish all Moslem and non
> Moslem Webheads a happy month that is full of joy and success.
> Also,I would like to indicate that during this month we usually
> celebrate an occasion that is very similar to Halloween. We
> call it "Gurgayan", or as I tell my students "Islamic Halloween".
> is a 3-day celebration that begins on day 13 and ends on day 15 of
> the fasting month. During these 3 days kids usually raid their
> neighborhoods in groups of girls and boys, separately, wearing
> costumes and knocking doors asking for trick or treat.
> The main purpose of this occasion is to announce the middle of the
> month, reminding people that they have been fasting for 15 days
> that they have 15 more days left to finish. At the end of the
> there is another 3-day more important celebration, announcing "Eid
> Al-Fitr", when everybody break fasting until the next Ramadan.
> This is all from me, for now.
> Best wishes,