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Ramadan traditions give Oman its identity

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The rituals of the Holy Month of Ramadan vary from one country to another، starting from moon-sighting، and fasting from the first day until the last.

There are certain rituals during the Holy Month of Ramadan in the Sultanate، starting with moon-sighting when everyone awaits the announcement by media of the beginning of the Holy Month. The same applies to the end of the month as people await the announcement of the first day of Eid Al Fitr.

If the moon is seen، people gather in mosques for evening and Taraweeh prayers. After finishing the prayer، they greet and congratulate each other on the occasion of the advent of the holy month. They also visit their relatives.

One of the Ramadan rituals in Oman is the collective breakfast in mosques and the gathering of family members in the house of the oldest.


Families prepare well in advance for the Holy Month of Ramadan، shoring up food supplies


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Muscat: The rituals of the Holy Month of Ramadan vary from one country to another، starting from moon-sighting، and fasting from the first day until the last.

There are certain rituals during the Holy Month of Ramadan in the Sultanate، starting with moon-sighting when everyone awaits the announcement by media of the beginning of the Holy Month. The same applies to the end of the month as people await the announcement of the first day of Eid Al Fitr.




If the moon is seen، people gather in mosques for evening and Taraweeh prayers. After finishing the prayer، they greet and congratulate each other on the occasion of the advent of the holy month. They also visit their relatives.

One of the Ramadan rituals in Oman is the collective breakfast in mosques and the gathering of family members in the house of the oldest.


Families prepare well in advance for the Holy Month of Ramadan، shoring up food supplies.



In some of the wilayats of the Sultanate، particularly in the Governorate of Muscat، children visit the alleys in their neighborhood، marking the mid of Ramadan and celebrating what is locally called 'Qaranshaw،' a practice prevalent in several GCC states، but known by different names.

Many traditional markets come up in various wilayats across the Sultanate، and while some are well-known weekly markets، like Wednesday market، Thursday market or Monday markets، others are held throughout the year، such as Muttrah market، Nizwa market، the Central Market in the Governorate of Dhofar and others.

Seasonal markets are also held on religious events (Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha) and are locally called 'Habta Market.' These are held on fixed dates known to the people. 'Habta Market' is an old practice in the Sultanate. It is an open market that witnesses a large turnout of visitors and citizens and is held a few days before Eid.

'Habtat' (plural of Habta) vary in their timing in some of the wilayats of the Sultanate. Some are held on Ramadan 23rd and continue till the end of the month. A similar Habta is held during Eid Al Adha.

At the end of the holy month، competent committees prepare for moon-sighting of Shawwal. When the moon is seen، people exchange greetings but in some areas people do it three days before the advent of Eid Al Fitr.



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