Muslims across Ghana celebrated Eid-Al-Fitr on May 3 with great zeal and enthusiasm. The day started with the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo Addo extending his
greetings and well wishes on this occasion to all Muslims. In this Tweet, he asks Allah to protect and bless all Ghanaians.
As is the norm, the day was full of events as Muslims got together to pray & thank Allah for a successful month of Ramadan; they prepared special foods, dressed up and engaged in charitable activities to symbolize the values of Ramadan. Here is how the day unfolded on
Tons of celebratory messages kept pouring in on Twitter from celebrities, political leaders, media outlets, brands, and prominent figures in Ghana.
Here are some of the tweets:
Citi FM & Citi TV through the Citi FM Foundation organized a Ramadan Bash for less privileged children within the Adabraka Muslim Community. The fanfare took place at the Adabraka Mosque. In addition, Imane Ouaadil, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to
Ghana, celebrated the Eid and end of the Holy month of Ramadan with the children and pensioners of the Potter’s Village orphanage house in Dodowa, in the Greater Accra Region
Fashion on Eid-Al-Fitr day
As this is a special day in the Islamic calendar, many Muslims celebrate in their best clothes.
While different cultures have their own style, here is a look at how some Muslims in Ghana dressed up on Eid, as documented on Twitter.
As usual, key media personalities and public figures also adorned themselves in Islamic attire, with a touch of our unique traditional style and posted photos on Twitter. Keep scrolling to see some of these tweets:
Ramadan Tweets from across the globe
Meanwhile, globally, Twitter recorded over 47 million Tweets in relation to Ramadan; a 31% increase from last year, reflecting Twitter’s role as the place to discover what is happening
around the most significant cultural moments in real-time.
According to Twitter, trending conversations during the Ramadan centered across faith,
spirituality, food and entertainment.
These were some of the key highlights:
The symbol used to send salutations upon the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) صلى الله عليه وسلم was Tweeted
almost 4 million times, while Top Ramadan-related emojis included:
- 🌙 (A crescent moon)
- (Folded hands )
- 🕌 (mosque)
- (Palms held up together)
Top Ramadan-hashtags Tweeted at a global level included:
- رمضان) #Ramadan)
- افطار) #Iftar)
- #االواخر_العشر) Last 10 days of Ramadan)
Twitter, in celebration of Eid Al Fitr released a hashtag-triggered emoji of the crescent moon
when these hashtags below were used in the week of Eid.
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