During the month of Ramadan, Muslims won't eat or drink during the hours of daylight. This is called fasting . Children are not expected to fast until they reach puberty, usually around the age of 14.
Ramadan remembers the month the Qur'an (the Muslim holy book) was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. The actual night that the Qur'an was revealed is a night known as Lailut ul-Qadr ('The Night of Power').
When is Ramadan?
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. The exact dates of Ramadan change every year. This is because Islam uses a calendar based on the cycles of the Moon.
In 2020 in the UK, Ramadan will begin in the evening of Thursday 23 April and will end on Saturday 23 May .