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Tips for Traveling During Ramadan

August 2nd, 2011 by

Sweets for breaking Ramadan fast

A vendor in Dhaka, Bangladesh, sells traditional sweets for breaking the Ramadan fast. (AP Photo/Pavel Rahman)

As of Monday, Aug. 1, we’re in the time of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar during which, among other things, participating Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. This religious observance lasts 29 to 30 days and teaches lessons of patience, spirituality, humility and submissiveness to God.

So what does Ramadan mean for travelers? If you’re headed to a country with a predominantly Muslim population this August these five tips will help you navigate your way to a happy Ramadan.

Plus: Find out why the traditional Ramadan greeting is causing such a stir this year.

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