Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community.
Fasting during Ramadan involves abstaining from food, drink, and other physical needs from dawn until sunset, as well as performing prayers throughout the day.
The beginning of the Islamic holy month depends upon the sighting of the crescent moon. Muslims in India will begin fasting today, March 24.
Here's a look at how countries from around the world are celebrating Ramadan 2023.
The "iftar" (fast-breaking) cannon is fired to signal sunset and the end of fasting on the first day of the of Ramadan near Burj Khalifa, Dubai.
The traditional Ramadan cannon is also fired by the police, during the first iftar in Tripoli, Libya.
Muslims sit in the yard mosque to break their fast with the spicy porridge at Masjid Raya Al-Mahsun in Medan, Indonesia.
People have iftar dinner on the first day of Ramadan at an iftar tent near the Anit Mosque in Moscow, Russia.
Muslims pray during the beginning of Ramadan at the Ar-Rahma Mosque in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Illuminated messages hung between two minarets are set up at the Sehitlik Mosque ahead of Ramadan in Berlin, Germany.
A view of the Keciova Mosque, one of the most important symbols of Algeria, built during the Ottoman period.
Muslims seen praying during the first day of Ramadan at the Islamic Centre of Thailand.
Muslims perform the first Tarawih prayer at the beginning of Ramadan at Major Mosque in Granada, Spain.
People perform the tarawih prayer at Jama Mosque on the first day of Ramadan on March 23 in Peshawar, Pakistan.
A man reads Quran on the first day of Ramadan at a shrine in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India on March 23.
Muslim devotees offer morning prayer Fajr at Jama Masjid on March 24 in Delhi, India. India has a Muslim population of over 200 million.
Hundreds of local and foreign people performed tarawih prayers at the Hagia Sophia-i Kebir Mosque for the first time in Istanbul, Turkey.
Muslim worshippers gather before the Kaaba as they perform the Maghrib (sunset) prayer to mark the end of the first day of fasting at the Grand Mosque in Mecca.
Muslims leave after performing the Tarawih at the Amr bin As Mosque in Cairo, Egypt.
Muslims perform tarawih for those affected by the Kahramanmaras-centered earthquakes, at the Annur Mosque, in Abuja, Nigeria.
People gather for the first iftar in a tent city in Adıyaman, Turkey.
An aerial photo shows people affected by earthquakes gathering for the first iftar dinner at a tent city in Kahramanmaras, Turkey.
Qatar Charity volunteers prepare Iftar meal boxes before breaking of fast on the first day of Ramadan at Souq Waqif Traditional Market in Doha, Qatar.
Displaced Syrians eat the first fast-breaking iftar dinner of this year's Ramadan at the Samavi Refugee Camp in Idlib, Syria.
People gather at Bergen Diyanet Mosque and Cultural Center to break their fast on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in New Jersey, United States.
Palestinians attend the events within Ramadan celebrations in Burj Alluqluq district of Jerusalem.
People go shopping during the holy month of Ramadan in Paris, France.
For the first time ever, London's famous Coventry Street is decorated with Ramadan ornaments.