Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is a month of fasting during which Muslims avoid eating and drinking between the hours of dawn and sunset. In the evening the fast can be broken with a meal known as Iftar.
As well as fasting, Muslims are also encouraged to spend more time on prayer and worship.
" Hans Andersen's fairy-story The Snow Queen "
Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen was originally published in 1845. It is one of his longest and best-known fairy stories, having been adapted for television, film and theatre on many occasions. The picture to the left shows one of Vilhelm Pedersen's illustrations from the book.