5 Interesting Facts About Ramadan in Korea

Although not a muslim-majority country, South Korea has so many interesting stories about the implementation of Ramadan. Want to know what it’s like? Here’s the review.

Crowded mosque in korea

Mosques in South Korea will be very crowded with people during Ramadan because the number of mosques in the country is not too many.

Interestingly, during Ramadan, there are also non-Muslims who come to visit the mosque. The most crowded mosque is the Central Mosque in Seoul.

During the implementation of tarawih, worshippers in this mosque usually expand to the outside of the building

Restaurant remains open

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During Ramadan, most restaurants or food stalls in Indonesia close during the day in honor of fasting Muslims. It’s different from Korea.

In Korea, every restaurant, cafĂ© or food stall will remain open throughout the day, considering the majority of the country’s population is non-Muslim.

Don’t know about Ramadan in Korea

As it turns out, most Koreans don’t know or understand ramadan very well. Some people know but often wonder why Muslims are able not to eat and drink for weeks.

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Competition in the mosque

Every Friday in Ramadan, the Korean Muslim Federation (KMF) holds an MTQ contest at Seoul’s main mosque. The competition is open to anyone and from any country. This event is held regularly every year.

Indonesian Cuisine in Korea

Because there are so many migrants from Indonesia living in Hangul, during Ramadan usually the Indonesian Embassy holds iftar together which is routinely held every Saturday.

A variety of Indonesian specialties can be enjoyed in the event, ranging from compote, cendol, fruit soup, fried foods, and so on.

Interestingly, this event was not only intended for Indonesians who live there, but open to anyone who wants to taste Indonesian specialties.

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