As per the Islamic calendar, Ramadan is observed with the entrance of the ninth moon of the year, when Muslims all over the world fast from sunrise to sunset.
The period is also dedicated for doing good deeds, so here are four inspirational records which have broken during the holy month of Ramadan in recent years.
Omo and Comfort, a pioneer in the cleaning and softening of fabrics from Unilever, made the Guinness World Records title for the largest collection of clothes for donation in Dubai, UAE as part of the 2016 Ramadan Engagement Campaign named ‘Share a Touch of Love this Ramadan’. The companies managed to collect 2,95,122 pieces which they were distributed to the less fortunate people. On 9th March 2019, this record has been broken by Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar in India, by collecting 32,950 items.
The year 2015, Sharjah Asset Management in the UAE broke the record for the largest standing lantern in the fresh food market Souq Al Jubail in Sharjah with a height of 13.09 m (42 ft 11 in) and a width of 5 m (16 ft 4.85 in). This massive lantern was created as part of the Souq’s Ramadan Festival.
On 24th January’ 2019 the record was broken when Zibo Yudaihu Ecological Villag in Zibo, Shandong, China.
built a lantern. It was not a normal pattern that is usually used for domestic purpose. It’s sized to 18.59 m (61 ft) and a width of 14.15 m (46 ft 5 in).
The largest Qatayef weighed 104.75 kg (230 lb) was donated by Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce and Industry and was cooked by Dana Bakery (from Palestine) in Bethlehem, Palestine, on 10th August 2010. A group of 15 people cooked the Qatayef over a period of 3 hours. The qatayef had a base of 67.45 kg (148 lb), a filling of 44 kg (96 lb) and a topping of 68 kg (149 lb).
Ajman Municipality & Planning Department UAE of achieved the Guinness World Records title for the longest table measuring 2,983.64 meters (9,493 feet,7 inches) in the Emirate of Ajman in the UAE on 10th June’2018. The table was created to serve Iftar for 6,000 people ‘Mad-cap idea’ leads to 1,000 knitters from 32 countries creating the world’s largest knitted blanket.
Here’s wishing you and your family Ramadan Kareem!