0924 GMT May 06, 2021
Iranian Minister of Heritage, Culture, Tourism and Handicrafts Ali-Asghar Mounesan said “Ramadan contains fine customs and traditions that have been with Iranians throughout history and many of them have been registered as national intangible cultural heritage.”
He added: “Ramadan strengthens unity and empathy, and with the arrival of the days of fasting, we are witnessing an increase in cultural and social participation in different parts of the country.”
He made the statements in a message on his Instagram page, congratulating the advent of the holy month of Ramadan to all Muslims across the world, according to IRNA.
Ramadan is one of the lasting manifestations of spirituality in Islam and one of the most beloved lunar months among Muslims.
This month could be a turning point in strengthening Iran’s cultural and religious relations with different countries Mounesan added.
During Ramadan, dedicated Muslims refrain from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk, and traditionally gather with family and friends to break their fast in the evening.