Many restaurants set up an area during the month of Ramadan outside the business for the purpose of handling the frenzied flow of customers who swoop down in the late afternoon. The customers come to purchase certain prepared food items, like dates, shishkabob, and sambusek, right before sunset, when the hungry Muslims can break their fast in a meal called Iftar. Sambusek is similar to a meat pie or eggroll, but Middle Eastern style.
The restaurants set up tables that are usually decorated with a red and blue patterned design, which can be seen adorning many businesses during Ramadan. Many Muslims also eat again before sunrise, anywhere from 1am until about 4am, to hold them through the day while they fast again until the next sunset. This meal is called Suhoor. Lots of families gather together to share in these meals during Ramadan.
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