Ramadan Mubarak

5th April, 2023

Blessed Ramadan to all who are celebrating.

We are so lucky to have such a diverse range of staff and foster carers who come from many different cultures. We were able to catch up with one of our wonderful carers, Sid, recently who talked with such passion and insight about the Muslim festival and we learned so much from her. You can see the full interview over on our YouTube channel.

In this blog we wanted to talk about some handy hints and tips for enjoying this wonderful time of year, which celebrates unity and community, and especially how to support children who wish to observe Ramadan.


Of course, when supporting young children to observe Ramadan it is important to approach fasting with caution. Perhaps starting with fasting for an hour, then gradually increasing at a pace that is right for a them. Every child is different, so be adaptable to them.

If you are non-Muslim and living with a child is, you can support them by perhaps fasting for an hour along with them and breaking fast with them, embracing and learning about their culture.

Fasting can be a tough but spiritual experience, cleansing the body but it is also important to take good care of your body while practicing. Focus on what food you will be breaking your fast with, Sid recommends dates. Try to eat healthy foods, and try not to overindulge. Take your time and try to enjoy. Remember to get plenty of sleep.

Get in the spirit!

Ramadan is a wonderful, spiritual occasion full of light and community. Get your children involved.

Have them help with making food ready for the breaking of fast or in preparation of suhoor. Make it a family affair.

Unity is a huge them throughout the festival, bringing with it a huge community feeling with so many people coming together as one sharing a collective experience. The mosque is a special place to be during this time, and that sense of community can be extremely beneficial for mental health. If you can, take children to the local mosque to experience this. As Sid says, most mosques have days open to all members of the public and welcomes those wishing to educate themselves about this peaceful religion.

If you haven’t watched the podcast, get on over to our YouTube channel today!

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