People & CultureBahrain
Bahrain embraces Ramadan with its age-old tradition
Bahrain has enthusiastically embraced Ramadan with its blessings, customs and traditions with an open heart.
“Al Masaher” (Ramadan drummer) is one of the best-preserved traditions that invariably fascinates both the young and the less young.
“Al Masaher” is a man who roams around at night in neighborhoods during the month of Ramadan and beats the drum to wake people up and alert them to eat their suhoor – the pre-dawn meal to help with the fasting throughout the day.
This ancient tradition was initiated during the spread of Islam and evolved with time to include drums, poetry, folk songs, and singing, giving each community and country their own uniqueness.