Ramadan

Italian Ramadan vocabulary
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The holy month of Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It begins about 11 days earlier each year, because the calendar is lunar and thus shorter than the Gregorian calendar, which is solar.

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is a holy month during which nearly all Muslims* are required to fast during daylight hours (sunrise to sunset). The fast is broken at sunset with iftar (breakfast).

 * Except children and anyone who is sick, traveling, menstruating, pregnant, or breastfeeding.

How do you say "Happy Ramadan" in Italian?

  • Buon Ramadan!
  • Felice Ramadan!

Italian Vocabulary for Ramadan

alms   l’elemosina
Mecca   la Mecca
month   il mese
Muslim   musulmano, musulmana
new moon   la luna nuova
pilgrimage   il pellegrinaggio
Quran   il Corano
reflection   la riflessione
     
Fasting   Digiuno
no eating   non mangiare
no drinking   non bere
no smoking   non fumare
no sex   non fare sesso
from sunrise   dall’alba
to sunset   al tramonto
breakfast   la colazione
     
Ramadan Foods   Cibo del Ramadan
apricot   un’albicocca
bell pepper   un peperone
chickpeas   dei ceci
date   un dattero
eggplant   una melanzana
fig   un fico
lamb   l’agnello
milk   il latte
rice   il riso
salad   insalata
soup   la zuppa
zucchini   una zucchina
     
Ramadan Verbs   Verbi di Ramadan
to abstain   astenersi
to break the fast   rompere il digiuno
to fast   digiunare, fare un digiuno
to make a pilgrimage   fare un pellegrinaggio
to pray   pregare

5 pillars of Islam – I 5 pilastri dell’Islam

1. faith   la fede
2. prayer   la preghiera
3. charity   la carità
4. fasting during Ramadan   il digiuno durante il Ramadan
5. pilgrimage to Mecca   il pellegrinaggio alla Mecca

 The required-once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage is called Hajj and usually occurs during the last month of the year. During the last week or so of Ramadan, a lesser pilgrimage called Umrah is often made.

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