The fasting month of Ramadan began this week. Every country has its own unique food and rituals to celebrate. In Indonesia, because there are so many people groups, Ramadan is celebrated differently throughout the country.
The Javanese welcome Ramadan with nyadran. In this ritual, friends and family visit the graves of loved ones. They also end Ramadan this way. In Padang, Muslims take a sacred bath in the river the day before Ramadan begins in order to cleanse themselves for the month. In Semarang, Central Java, the people greet Ramadan by beading a drum at the grand mosque, have a parade, and set off fireworks. There are many other rituals as well.
Pray for Christians to have opportunities to talk about these rituals and share Christ through their discussions.
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