Ramendan[edit | edit source]
Overview[edit | edit source]
Ramendan is analogous to the Islamic period of fasting, prayer, and charity known as Ramadan although it is nothing like it. Ramendan comes around the same time of Ramadan (the next observance being Thursday, April 23, 2020) and indeed the two holidays share no similarities. One of the major differences between the two, however, is that Pastafarians do not fast or pray as doing so would conflict with their flimsy moral standards.
Instead, Pastafarians spend a few days of the month eating only Ramen noodles and remembering back to their days as starving college students (special graces if you can complete all 30 in the month). This simple act teaches Pastafarians to be happy about what they've accomplished and if they haven't accomplished anything yet, to at least be happy that they are Pastafarians. Celebrating in complete pirate attire is encouraged, but a simple eye patch will be fine ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡ ). Ramendan is the least commercial of the Pastafarian holidays which is not saying a lot, since you aren't going to see a Pastover sale at Macy's any time soon. At the end of Ramendan, Pastafarians are encouraged to give their extra Ramen to those who are more needy.
Hail Pasta, full of grace. The lord is with fetuccini.
Blessed art thou amongst colanders,
and blessed is the fruit of thy spaghetti Bartoli
Holy Mary, Mother of rigatoni,
Pray for our garlic bread,
Now and at the hour of focaccia.