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Ramadan 2017 |OT| Let the real Hunger Games begin!

Any name for it listed or mentioned on a Snap?

According to wiki:

Garangao or Garangaou in Qatar and Bahrain, Karkee'aan or Qariqaan in Saudi Arabia, Gargee'aan in Kuwait, Al-Majeena Karkiaan in Iraq, Garangashoch, At-Tablah or Qarnakosh in Oman, and Hag Al Leylah in the UAE.

It's pretty much celebrated exclusively in the Gulf region. Cute!!
 
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My extended family all live overseas, so we always had to depend on outside activities with the community. In Brooklyn, a local Islamic community normally just gets a permit and will do something something at a park. It starts off with the morning prayer and then activities follow. For example, they get a petting zoo, rides, bouncey house for the kids, and then a bazaar for the adults to shop around. Families set up picnics, etc.

Where I live now in Chicago, they rent out a conventional hall at Navy Pier and it's basically the same minus outdoors. It's an "Eid Expo" haha.

Sounds fun! This year I have to be in Canada for Eid, which I'm disappointed by, but still going to be fun.

Saw the Snapchat story about Ramadan today. I didnt know there was a halloween-esque celebration where little kids dress up and eat candy on the 14th day?

It's really fun! In Al Qatif we call it karakshon (Trying to phonetically translate it). I remember as a kid we we had a garbage-bag-sized bag full of candy, chips, peanuts and gum. It was a lot of fun, we would sing and because we were bad kids, we would prank kids (I don't think this was a traditional thing). It's a great community building event, people would always say: "Say hi to your parents. Last night we went to a group iftar, and they handed out candies and chips from back home! I'm excited to dig into them during iftar!
 

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Staying up late for Sony's e3 conference is gonna kill me :(

I hope today passes quick

Was it worth it? ;P

Couldn't bring myself to do that. Nintendo's direct is going to be during Fatoor so I won't be able to watch that live, either.
 

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I often contemplate going back for a week to Morocco where I'm originally from to experience Ramadan in a Muslim country. It must be so different––and easier knowing everything adapts to the month.
 

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Congrats to Pakistan-gaf for winning the champions over India. Nice early Eid present for yall. Im still bitter from losing to India in the semis so this made me a little happy. A liiiiitle.

Only time im rooting for Pakistan cricket!
 

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Suhoor today was 2 glasses of fresh orange juice and oronamin c! Woke up too late for anything more than that :(

How did you have time to squeeze two glasses of orange juice but not enough time for corn flakes? So strange 🤔

Today was 31c in London and tomorrow is meant to be even hotter.

I hope the AC is going to work the whole day at my office :(

Sometimes it reaches around 50c over here. Air conditioning truly is man's greatest invention.
 

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It is so warm today in the UK. Im glad I have been drinking lots of water at sehri, my brother on the other hand, is very regretful...
 

NEO0MJ

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Already prepared the orange juice. I wish I though of cornflakes Im such an idiot.

People underestimate how fulfilling cereal can be, or how reliable it is in a pinch. Just make sure to avoid the sugary ones.

That's good no!

I feel most of it was just muscle, though. Due to a mix of sickness, Ramadan, and general life stuff I couldn't go to the gym at all.

I drank like 2 litres before sehri and I'm still thirsty T_T

No point in chugging all that water at once, your body will just expel it.
 

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Yeah I know, should've been clearer, It was over the course of 3-4 hours. We get around 5 hours in between sehri and iftar. Dunno how people where these temps aren't normal manage when They have small times in between iftar and sehri.
 

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It might be wrong to say it but I can't wait to finally finish this so I can manage my food and time table better, as well as sleeping.
 

m_shortpants

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It might be wrong to say it but I can't wait to finally finish this so I can manage my food and time table better, as well as sleeping.

Yeah, I feel bad for thinking it too, but I have a 2 hour commute with a 45 min drive 30 min train ride, and then 25 min walk to work one way. I've been dead this month, waking up at 3:45 every day and so on.
 

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I don't think it's bad to be glad it will finish soon. It's a struggle.
I always have mixed feelings the days after Ramadan, i feel free again, relieved to have achieve the fast but also kinda sad. Like empty.
 

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I've officially become an uncle at masjid today. For the first time I had to shush the kids running around yelling in the hall. Man I was one of these kids not too long ago lol
 

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Haha awesome read. It took me a while to realize that a lot of the stuff that was taught to me as when I was younger was basically the "kid with a 3 second attention span" version.

It's really fun! In Al Qatif we call it karakshon (Trying to phonetically translate it). I remember as a kid we we had a garbage-bag-sized bag full of candy, chips, peanuts and gum. It was a lot of fun, we would sing and because we were bad kids, we would prank kids (I don't think this was a traditional thing). It's a great community building event, people would always say: "Say hi to your parents. Last night we went to a group iftar, and they handed out candies and chips from back home! I'm excited to dig into them during iftar!

Thats awesome! Man I hope I'm able to experience Ramadan in a ME country one of these days. Ramadan was a lot of fun in Dhaka but Karakshon wasnt a thing there. Good times.
 

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This Ramadan went by quickly. Proud to have fasted every day. Tried to keep off music the whole month but couldn't manage that nearly as well as i could have. I have to say managing all the swearing throughout the month went better than i thought. 2 days to Eid
 

Kickz

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I don't think it's bad to be glad it will finish soon. It's a struggle.
I always have mixed feelings the days after Ramadan, i feel free again, relieved to have achieve the fast but also kinda sad. Like empty.

Its definitely a good reset physically and spritually. But I am personally happy to be at the finish line, this year has been rough with a new job.
 

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Not sure yet if Eid is tomorrow though right?

Dunno if it's been sighted anywhere other than Indonesia, but the mosque I go to is praying tomorrow.

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Eid Mubarak, MuslimGAF, and any of you who joined us through the month if even for a day~