RAMADHAN IN MOMBASA

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Ramadhan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon.

Muslim’s fast between dusk and dawn, no water or food can be consumed. Also, it is advisable to spend all free time doing worship. In Mombasa, a tradition passed on by generation and generations is every evening between 4pm and dusk food vendors align themselves from Markiti to Bonden selling varieties of coastal snacks at affordable prices. The residents of Mombasa call it Al-Arsa meaning varieities of food.

Below find slideshow gallery of the Street Vendors


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