The beauty of Islam lies in its diversity and during Ramadan, Muslims from across the globe mark this time with vibrant celebrations that are unique to their cultures. Whether it's the food we consume or the traditions we do during the holy month, it truly shows us how colourful Islam is ❤️ It's also beautiful to see how Islam unites all Muslims around the world - even in the face of a pandemic.
Tell Us How Is Ramadan Celebrated In Your Country
Every Ramadan, we love to read and share stories of how Ramadan is celebrated in various countries around the world. Showcasing the beauty and diversity of Islam, these stories also foster peace between people of different religions and faiths.
As we welcome Hello Ramadan, HHWT’s immersive virtual event that’s happening from 7 April to 13 May 2021, this series is making a return and we're excited to feature more stories from different parts of the globe! Besides presenting a line-up of amazing Hello Ramadan shows, virtual bazaar, daily challenges and Grand Draw, we will also be featuring Ramadan Around The World stories submitted by you!
All you need to do is submit your story in the form below, which includes questions like:
- What's a typical day like for you in Ramadan?
- What do you miss most about Ramadan from before the pandemic?
- What is your favourite food for sahur and iftar meals?
- How is Eid celebrated in your country?
Submit your story here!
P.S. If you can't view the form above, you can submit your story in this form!
Once completed, our editorial team will review your submission and let you know if we’ve chosen your story to be featured in Hello Ramadan’s website!
Many of you have shared your stories with us!
Through these years, many of you have shared your Ramadan Around The World stories with us and it's been truly enjoyable to read about them. It's also a privilege for us to be able to share their useful tips with the community. We hope their stories will inspire you to share yours too!
Story 1: Ramadan In Saipan
A few years ago, Jesse shared how Ramadan is celebrated in Saipan, the largest island in the Northern Mariana Islands and home to about 500 Muslims and their families! Every year, the Muslim community in Saipan hosts daily suhoor and iftar meals at the masjid for anyone in the community, and it's also their yearly tradition to complete the Holy Quran during Ramadan, which requires some fast-paced recitation but with proper tajweed. You can read more about Jesse's Ramadan story here!
Story 2: Ramadan in Auckland, New Zealand
It was interesting to read how Ramadan is celebrated in Auckland, New Zealand. Veronika Edali, a Muslim revert since 2013, shared that Auckland has a large Muslim community and a lot of suburbs have their own masjids. Throughout her journey as a revert, she has only fasted through spring, winter and autumn of the Southern Hemisphere, and the longest fast for her was 12 hours! You can read more about Veronika's Ramadan story here!
Story 3: Ramadan in Cairo, Egypt
Liyana Haniff is a Malaysian who moved to Cairo, Egypt with her parents a few years ago. In her story, she shared that Ramadan in Egypt is more festive than Eid, and locals will start selling all kinds of nuts, dates, and halwa before Ramadan! It's also the only time of the year when you will see Ramadan lanterns being sold, and these lanterns are called fanous in Arabic. You can read more about Liyana's Ramadan story here!
Join Us At Hello Ramadan!
We can’t wait to read stories about how Ramadan and Eid are celebrated in your country! Don’t forget to check Hello Ramadan, HHWT’s immersive virtual event that’s happening from 7 April to 13 May 2021. Featuring a line-up of exciting Hello Ramadan shows, virtual bazaars, daily challenges, and Ramadan recipes, you can also stand a chance to win staycations and dining vouchers from our Grand Draw. See you there!