1. Ramadan events in the Comoros:
From the beginning of Shaaban, the Comorians restore, paint and decorate mosques, replace old lamps with new ones, and Families prepare themselves in stock of grocery and provisions. People organize weddings during Shaaban, so that new couples can initiate, bless each other during the holy month, and notables come together to settle any conflicts (personal or family, or even social). On the night of Ramadan crescent observation, people take to the streets with torches and after the Ramadan crescent is sighted, people start to circulate with drums, celebrate the beginning of Ramadan and stay awake until the moment. of Sohor.
2. Talk about Family reunions:
They organize large banquets in front of mosques and invite the poor to eat with them. Each family gathers its members together and constituting as one family, the members of the family have lunch together at the same table in Iftar. Also the opportunity to talk about how the day went and prepare for the next.
3. Ramadan donations:
The month of Ramadan is the month in which those who feel able (the Rich) to help others (the Poor) do so. It is also an opportunity to help each other between families by making special gifts. An economy and a moment of blessing that each prioritizes the other, Zakat Il-Ftr is well respected and families do their best to reserve even what they have.
4. Ramadan table:
The table during Ramadan in the Comoros is almost full. You can find Tea, Soup with grilled rice and meat, Grill, Fries and many more, but not Rice during Iftar. Pieces of bread in a vegetable or meat broth. Various dishes consisting of potatoes, sambousa, meat and fish. With that, the Ramadan table is never empty. There is a more important meal, it is the Sohor (the meal of the dawn) because we can neglect the Iftar a little but never the Sohor.
5. Are there any traditions of Ramadan that make Ramadan in the Comoros special:
There are many even. There are Quran Readings everywhere, there are Darassas, there are Vigils ’which can go all the way to Sohor. Also the Kiyams Al-layli during the last 10 days of Ramadan. The government prohibits all types of gambling and criminalizes wearing revealing clothing for women. Anyone who breaks these rules is jailed or fined. All mosques hold sermons after the Asr prayer to interpret the Quran. At night, after the Tarawih Group prayers, people gather to listen to the sermons, and volunteer people circulate with drums, to awaken people for the Sohor. Anashides greeting and others in farewell of Ramadan, in the middle of Radio and Television. Their melodic rhythms have an emotional feel that marks the welcome and longing for farewell.
6. Farewell Ramadan:
We say Farewell by melodies in the middle of radio and television and by the celebration of Aid El-Fitre. A day in which Children, Adults and Elders put on their new clothes and go to the Mosque for the celebration of Eid El-Fitre. Remarkable that each child receives new clothes from his parents or from the family. That same day, many festivities are organized throughout the country to mark the end of Ramadan and to thank Allah for giving us the chance to welcome Ramadan. Aired at the Kuwait Television Channel 2 on April 29 2021 at 9:45PM Local time