Respecting the Ramadan Culture


Working and living in the GCC makes one to be able to adapt to the countries known cultures and one of which is the Ramadan.

Ramadan in 2018 just started last May 16 and will end on June 14.

In this time muslims are known to fast. For Filipinos who are non-muslims, they are not expected to fast but it is still important to show respect in their daily etiquettes in observance of the Ramadan.

  1. Do not eat, drink, or smoke in public during the fasting hours. This includes chewing gum.
  2. Do not dance or play music in public. You may listen to music quietly with headphones.
  3. Do not wear inappropriate clothing in public. Dress respectfully. Men should avoid wearing sleeveless tops, while women should cover their shoulders and knees.
  4. Do not swear.
  5. Accept gifts, from a simple date to something more exotic, try to politely accept it. Further, if invited, it would always be an honour to join someone at Iftar.

Ramadan Kareem from all of us at OFW Careers!

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