Ramadan is the Islamic month of fasting, during which Muslims are not allowed to eat and drink from dawn until dusk.
By fasting, Muslims show their devotion to Allah and ask forgiveness for past sins. Moreover, they pray for guidance and help in refraining from everyday sins.
Ramadan is intended to teach Muslims about patience, humility and spirituality. It lasts for 29 or 30 days and its start depends on the appearance of the crescent of the new moon.