One month a year, Muslims fast during the day. From dawn to night, Muslims will eat or drink nothing. In the evening, they break their fast with a feast, which they call iftar. Devout Muslims will try to keep all 30 days of the fast. They will spit instead of swallow their saliva. They will get up before dawn to eat a meal. They will read the whole Qur’an, one part for each day. They will go the sunset prayers and then break the fast with the faithful at the mosque. More secular Muslims (or those who have to work hard to earn a living) fast for the first few days and the last few days. But everyone always enjoys the feasts! The above picture is a plate of iftar that my neighbor brought down.