Ramadan 2021: How COVID-19 Impacted Observances Around the World

As the second Ramadan observed in a global pandemic comes to a close, we reflect on how observances of the holiday and the world at large have changed. This year Ramadan, which is celebrated by over 2 billion Muslims in the world, began on April 12th and ended on May 12th. Today Premise released our

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Premise Launches Ramadan 2020 Report Evaluating COVID-19’s Impact

From Tirana to Timbuktu and Mogadishu to Manila, nearly two billion of the world’s Muslims celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, which lasts from April 23rd-May 23rd 2020. As one of the five pillars of Islam, Ramadan is typically celebrated by fasting during the day and eating and drinking only at night, culminating in Eid

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Ramadan – Faith, Food and the COVID Effect

For the next month, nearly 1.8 billion Muslims around the world will observe Ramadan, Islam’s most sacred holiday. The holiday is intended to hone spiritual discipline; it is characterized by long periods of fasting and prayer, as well as an increased sense of charity and generosity throughout the community. However, this year’s season of religious

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