Chasing the moon – Ramadan 2021
Ramadan is one of the most sacred months of the year, a time of spiritual and social discipline, but exuberant at the same time. It is about compassion and warmth, but also elicits merriment at the prospect of getting together to have the most delectable meals and exchanging gifts with friends and family. It’s the time of unrivalled joy and celebration.
Owing to the ever shifting nature of the lunar calendar, there is always that exciting bit of uncertainty and anticipation about the start of Ramadan. This time every year, millions around the world look forward to the coveted crescent moon that marks the beginning of Ramadan. We experience the bliss of "moon-sighting” with our loved ones. There’s a longing for the moon everyday, from dawn to dusk, from suhoor to iftar. Chasing the moon becomes a unified goal that everyone is striving towards, culminating in the togetherness of family, friends, feasting, and frivolity.
So let us come together to express gratitude, and celebrate culture this Ramadan, with profound reverence, and even more vigour.