Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community. During this month, Muslims refrain from eating and drinking from dawn until sunset. It is also a time for increased charity and good deeds. The end of Ramadan is celebrated with a three-day festival called Eid al-Fitr.

And those of us who observe other religious traditions, we wish all of our Muslim friends good health and a Great Ramadan with their families in this very important time.

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