The month of Ramadan

5:17 AM

It's day three of the Digit-al Dozen holiday festiveness challenge! Today's post is probably the most outside the box for me!  It's meant to symbolize Ramadan! Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calender and it represents a month of fasting for Muslims. It's not really related in any way to Christmas or even celebrated in a similar way, however, it's considered to be the most sacred month of the Islamic calendar so with it being a very important time in Muslim religion, I thought it deserved a spot alongside the others. The muslim calendar is based on lunar phases. And the month of Ramadan covers a full cycle so the most commonly used symbol of it is the moon and stars.  I've put my moon and star on a sunset type background because a lot of the pictures I saw also depict the sunset over a mosque and I thought it would be pretty to combine the two. Ramadan in 2013 will start on Tuesday, the 9th of July and will continue for 30 days until Wednesday, the 7th of August.  I hope I've done it some justice here!  I used Lime Crime Creme de Limon and Peaches <3 Cream, Models Own Black Nail Art Pen, OPI Goldeneye.

Do any of you celebrate Ramadan?

Don't forget to check out the other girls holiday art for today!

*side note:  I did some additional research after I completed this post and found that it's actually bad form to put a star inside the curve of the moon since this would mean a star is between the Earth and the moon.  Even though I see this symbol used widely it's apparently bad form so my apologies for the misguided attempt. But I hope that even though the symbol is not entirely proper, the thought was felt and appreciated. :)

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  1. This is such a gorgeous mani! I love it so much!

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  2. Bee this is awesome! I am a Muslim and yes I do observe Ramadan! I have never seen a Ramadan-inspired mani before! Thank for doing such a beautiful design!

    1. Aw, thank you so much! That means a lot to me! I'd love to see more manis inspired by things like this!!

  3. This is really great of you! Wonderful mani!

  4. This looks great! I love the colors and everything!

  5. I'm going to show this to all my Muslim friends, they love my nail art and I'm absolutely certain the would appreciate this!

  6. Nice interpretion of Ramadan... I've never seen Ramadan manis before and I liked yours very much. Your base looks like the sunset. Did you know that Muslims fest all month from sunrise to sunset? It is definetly harder in the long summer days.

  7. This mani is so awesome! It's my 1st time seeing Ramadan themed mani. I love how you make the crescent and the gold background <3
    I do celebrate Ramadan, and in my country (Indonesia) it's always related to Ketupat (a kind of traditional food). It's green and shaped like rhombus
    I think it will be awesome if you try to make Ketupat themed mani, because usually Ramadan decoration has green theme ;) But it's just my opinion ;)

  8. Hi. I'm from Pakistan. I love ur posts. and I realy appreciate ur thoughts n work on Ramadan inspired nailart. stay blessed. :)

  9. Appreciate ur nail art on Ramadan. its realy simple n nice.


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