Coal miners pray as they break their fast underground in Zenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on Thursday, April 29.
Kemal Softic/AP

Ramadan celebrations around the globe

Updated 1808 GMT (0208 HKT) May 3, 2021

Coal miners pray as they break their fast underground in Zenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on Thursday, April 29.
Kemal Softic/AP

In many parts of the Muslim world, the holy month of Ramadan began on April 12. For the second year in a row, practicing Muslims will observe the month during a pandemic -- a reality that will, again, disrupt age-old communal traditions for many.

The daily Ramadan fast is broken at dusk, not just with food and drink but with a gathering of friends, family and colleagues. It's also a time when financially secure Muslims are encouraged to feed poorer families in their larger communities.

Once again, Muslim communities will try to come together while staying physically apart. It's a challenge that many devout Muslims, determined to observe all the tenets of this holy month, say they are up for.