Monday, May 22, 2017
Preparations before the Month of Ramadan starts
We were all sitting in a cool shady spot at home in Kong as the sun was beating that Friday afternoon. It was the last Friday before the Month of Ramadan starts. We would have missed it if we wouldn't have been sitting there, when all of a sudden a long line of women loaded with wood on their heads, walked by. It was impressive!
It's hard work getting wood walking a few miles into the bush, cutting trees, and carrying the load back home. That's not some thing women plan to do during the month of fasting. Weeks before Ramadan the women went to carry as much wood as they could to have enough for the next 4 weeks of Ramadan.
Cooking here in West Africa involves a lot of physical work. In the video the women from our neighborhood brought each a share of wood to the Imam of this part of town. If you watch it to the end, you'll see some cuties.