Memories of a Syrian Ramadan
A Holy Month spent in the City of Jasmine
The month of Ramadan — following, as it does, the lunar calendar — is a wandering month, coming earlier and earlier with each passing year. Ten years ago, before it coincided with spring, it came during the middle of summer. And so it was that my family and I, having spent every summer in Syria, had the pleasure of observing Ramadan in Damascus.