On May 6th, Muslims across the world welcomed the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is a big deal in The Gambia. For the country’s overwhelming Muslim population, the holy month is a time to re-connect with God, family, and prayer.
During the month, Muslims abstain from eating, drinking and smoking from sunrise until sunset.
In addition to its religious importance, Ramadan also sparks a boom for smaller, local businesses, and promotes a culture of good-will, spiritual awareness and self-reflection.
The Chronicle’s photographer, Momodou Saine, turns his lens to the streets to capture the essence of Ramadan in The Gambia.