This year, August 7 is the final day of Ramadan for more than one billion Muslims around Vermont and the world. Ramadan is the ninth lunar month of the Islamic calendar, and Muslims mark this special time with a month of prayer, charity, and daily dawn-to-dusk fasting.
Refraining from eating, drinking, smoking, and other habits from sunrise to sunset, Muslims break this fast each evening with a meal called Iftar. Iftar is traditionally a communal meal, where Muslims gather with friends and family to break their daily fast.
To explore Ramadan and the role it plays in the lives of Vermont Muslims, we sat down with Winooski resident Sanela Oric to discuss its significance in her life and enjoy some traditional Bosnian dishes for Iftar.