Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and lasts 29 to 30 days. All Muslims participate in this period of fasting which should teach the participants about humility, patience, spirtituality and self-control. It is one of the five pillars of the Islam.
Compared to the solar calendar, the dates of Ramadan depends on the moon and move backwards about eleven days every year. For muslims it is the month in which God revealed the first verses of the Quran to Muhammad. Because of that they are fasting in the name of Allah and offer more prayer then usually. In Ramadan the streets are also full of various decorations.