A South-Asian Pakistani iftar is the most stereotypical thing one can ever come across. Tables decorated with dishes like jalebi, dahi bara, alloo samosa and fruit chat. There’s an extremely mouth watering quality to these foods – especially around iftaar time.
The Multi colored Sharbats
One of the many iftaar traditions are the multi colored sharbats. Many Pakistanis prefer opening their fasts with these instead of water. We prefer a different color each day!
Our “Healthy” Digestive Systems
Instead of keeping a light hand at iftar preferring only fruits, we Pakistanis like to show off our healthy digestive systems as if there’s no tomorrow. No wonder the sale of hajmolas sky rocket during these months. Yours Sarcastically!
Even though we have dining tables, sitting on the floor for Iftar holds a lot more significance in Ramadan
One of the attractions of this month is the avid use of dastarkhuwaans by all types of people; may it be a small one, or the never ending large ones, signifying equality in front of God.
Food or Rainbow? Let’s be our own traditional self and put all the colors on the food table
Our traditional food is the most important aspect that distinguishes us from the other cultures. Tables in our households are so colorful and ravishing that one can just not resist while eating. Probably, we have a certain kind of affinity for generic colors whether it is our food, our weddings or any other event.
United we stand, divided we fall; diminishing sectarianism in the Holy Month
However, the most heart touching feature of our Ramadhan is the harmony seen at the iftars on roads set up by various trusts like Edhi and Chiipa, where all people, rich or poor sit together and break their fasts, helping and giving hand to each other. It’s places like these where the differences of sects diminish, leaving only spirituality and fraternity to exist.