This week, more than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will observe the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar as Ramadan, the month of fasting. And they will also gather on Twitter to share their celebration.
Based on research conducted by Twitter, people sent more than 74.2 million Tweets about Ramadan from around the world in 2013.
Celebrate Ramadan worldwide
There are many religious and cultural practices to mark the month, and Twitter will be helping people celebrate with new #Ramadan and #Eid icons.
Use a hashtag (#) immediately in front of the words Ramadan, Ramazan, and رمضان. For Eid, use a hashtag (#) in front of the words Eid or عيد_مبارك. Special icons will appear after those words.
Use hashtags to tweet how your neighborhood, city or country is celebrating the month and connect with others across the world who are also observing and celebrating #Ramadan.
And it is truly a global conversation, as can be seen with this interactive map:
Find out when to break the fast
Twitter partnered with @AlArabiya to help people find out, with a Tweet, what time each day they can break the fast.
By simply tweeting @AlArabiya with #iftar followed by the name of your city with a # immediately in front (e.g. #Cairo), and the @AlArabiya account will send you the time for #iftar. This also works for #Imsak (or beginning the fast).