Muslims across the country and the world began fasting for Ramadan this past weekend.
Ramadan is a month-long Muslim holiday; this year it falls between June 28 to July 28, but the dates change every year because Islam follows the lunar calendar. During the month-long ritual, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. After sunset, families gather to eat and read from the Quran.
Fasting at Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam, though children, the elderly and the sick are excused from participation in fasting for the sake of their health.
This video, a short film produced by Pepsi last year to celebrate the month in Egypt, depicts the family values of Ramadan and incorporates nostalgic Egyptian television characters.