Rahma Ali

Why Ramadan Will Be Different This Year

Ramadan has always been a very special time of the year for Egyptians. From the decorated streets, to the scrumptious iftar spreads, to the heartwarming gatherings, the annual traditions give Ramadan a unique flavor each and every year. This year, however, due to the coronavirus pandemic and the safety measures implemented by authorities, things will be different. 1. No huge iftar gatherings 2. No going out past midnight 3. No Taraweeh prayers 4. No iftar/suhoor outside the house 5. No Ramadan tests or activities While these changes will be difficult to adapt to, we have to keep in mind that they are for our safety. Ramadan Kareem!