What Do You Say When Someone Says Ramadan Mubarak in Indonesia?

In Indonesia, Ramadan is a very valuable moment. Most of Indonesian people are Muslim. Once a year in Lunar Calendar, they have to do fasting.

They fast for a month, around 29 or 30 days. In this article, we will discuss about what do you say when someone says Ramadan Mubarak  in Indonesia. There are many things that you can say, and you will learn about it below.

The Meaning of Ramadan Mubarak in Indonesia

Ramadan is indeed a very valuable moment for all of Muslim people, including people in Indonesia. It is a valuable and blessed month, where in that month people will pray together, read The Quran, and other good deeds more than in other months.

As a result, you will hear a lot of people say “Ramadan Mubarak.” At first, you maybe confused about the meaning of Ramadan Mubarak. It does not sound like an Indonesian word, yet many people in Indonesia say it a lot.

Ramadan Mubarak is indeed not an Indonesian word. It is from Arabic language. The word “Mubarak” can be translated into “blessed” in English, so “Ramadan Mubarak” can be translated as “blessed Ramadan” or “happy blessed Ramadan”.

You can also express it in other word:

  • Ramadan Kareem (generous Ramadan/happy generous Ramadan)

Read more about how to congratulate in Indonesian for other occasions.

How to Reply Ramadan Mubarak in Indonesia

There are many ways to reply Ramadan Mubarak in Indonesia. If you are confused with Arabic language, you can reply in Bahasa:

  • selamat Ramadan (happy Ramadan)
  • Selamat Puasa (Happy Fasting Day)
  • terima kasih (thank you)
  • You can also reply it in Arabic language. These are the most common ways to reply:
  • Ramadan Kareem (generous Ramadan)
  • kul ‘am wa enta bi-khair (wishing you well being every year)
  • Or, you can also reply it with the same words:
  • Ramadan Mubarak (blessed Ramadan) 

Fasting or Ramadan in Indonesia

When fasting in Ramadan month, Muslim people in Indonesia cannot drink and eat from morning (around 4 am) until evening (around 6 pm). Although not all of Indonesian people is Muslim, the majority of the people is Muslim. In result, most of the restaurants will close at lunch time. Several restaurants will still be open, however most of them will close their windows.

Fasting month in Indonesia is very unique and valuable. People will pray a lot more than other months. This is an important time, so people usually say “happy fasting” or “Ramadan Mubarak” because it is something big to be celebrated. At the end of Ramadan, people usually say other greeting, something like “happy end of Ramadan.”

Read more about Ramadan in Indonesia:

That’s the explanation on what do you say when someone says Ramadan Mubarak in Indonesia. I hope the information will be helpful for you. Thank you for reading.