Al-Rahmat .. The beloved Ramadan Children’s Day in Sudan

Sudan is unique in having a festive and festive day sponsored by adults and where children shine, which is held at the end of the holy month of Ramadan called “Yom al-Ramatat”.

The celebration includes the establishment of Sudanese full tables, to which parents and loved ones are invited to pray for the souls of the deceased on the one hand, and joyous marches led by children as they roam the streets and knock on doors and sing popular songs.

According to Sudanese folk tales, the term (Al-Rahmat) is formed by the combination of two words, “mercy” and “come.” There are other names given by Sudanese to the occasion, such as “Dinner of the Dead” and “Orphan Friday”, but for the most part the occasion is the last Thursday of Ramadan. Therefore, the first name is more appropriate for her.

Children sing as they roam from house to house, being offered “fattah with meat” and “dates soaked” in what they call “the heat,” specific songs like “The Hara is not been passed over,” Six Al- Dukah has not signed, “Seen Al-Dukah has not fallen” Al-Dukh is imp, lemon, six lemons are crazy, “Atat Atat, Adona three Balahat, Tintin Tintin Aduna dead flesh.” Sometimes the songs reach the point where they haunt. by waving the threat In Cairo.

The Sudanese researcher living in Egypt, Tahani Abu Al-Qasim, said: “The celebration is different at present from what it was in its childhood. The majority used to slaughter sheep on the day of mercy, but now it is limited to some people buying one. simple amount of meat, and the phenomenon resists extinction and has become a season waiting for it.Poor Khalawi students and hospital guests are simple, but it’s still a happy day for children to cling to.

“This custom comes within a context of solidarity that the Sudanese people are famous for during the holy month of Ramadan, such as holding a collective iftar on the streets in front of houses and in the squares, or hosting strangers or travelers on the roads to crime their fast, “said Tahani Abu al-Qasim.

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