Ramadan Ride

During Ramadan – the month out of the year when all Muslims fast during the daylight hours – this carnival ride is set up in an empty lot in downtown Jeddah to give free rides to children.    As you can see, it is deserted during the day, but once the sun goes down and the fast is broken, people will swarm this area with their kids to have a little fun.  Ramadan is a time for sharing food and wealth, when Muslims remember those less fortunate than they are.  Personally I would have doubts about the safety of riding this contraption.  And note the sand bags at the base of the legs.


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American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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