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In 2022, Twitter was the place to be for the most interesting, important and impactful Ramadan conversations, with over 47 million related Tweets recorded worldwide during the holy month. This represents a 31% year-over-year increase over last year, reflecting Twitter’s role as a place to find out what’s happening in real time.

From good wishes to fads and nonsense, it was all amazing as Nigerians joined Islamic devotees across the world to commemorate the holy month from start to finish.

Trending conversations on the platform centered on faith, style, food, entertainment and more, as people on Twitter shared how they were marking the end of Ramadan.

Twitter provided a platform to showcase the shared experience of attending morning prayers, making charitable donations, sharing parties, and showing up in glamorous outfits and looks. Here are some highlights from this year’s Ramadan celebrations.

Some of the best Ramadan hashtags and keywords on TwitterNG that trended during the celebration of Ramadan were – #Arewatwitter; #EidUlFitr; #BarkaDaSallah; #Eid Mubarak2022; #Ramadan; abaya; Ilorin.

Fashion and styles during the celebration have not been exempted as the end of Ramadan is celebrated with the most elegant fashion styles on display. Using #ArewaTwitter, Muslims in Nigeria share photos of Eid celebrations; with people from the North, where Islam is most widely practiced, being particularly praised for their iconic looks. As expected, the folks on #TwitterNG released their best Abaya game!

Embed Tweets:

https://twitter.com/mshs675/status/1521152018148171778?s=20&t=TVoP4NWxbCtS9swCDKDLKA

https://twitter.com/taxfeeq/status/1521092719103426560?s=20&t=TVoP4NWxbCtS9swCDKDLKA

Sincere congratulations on #TwitterNG was a presence with Barka Da Sallah was widely used on #TwitterNG as a way to send greetings during the celebrations. And using #EidUlFitr, #EidMubarak2022 #Ramadan, the Muslim community also posted engaging Tweets to commemorate the end of Ramadan.

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https://twitter.com/babban_officer/status/1521238206485835784?s=20&t=QOTJe1vcloorWJ-GnFOUGA

The jokes were also part of the deal. While waiting for the Saudi Arabian moon sighting update, Twitter users couldn’t hide their anticipation of ending the fast. These hilarious tweets had Twitter buzzing and cracking ahead of Eid al-Fitr

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https://twitter.com/Kemmy_Hammed/status/1520493502320328704?s=20&t=1qljCQjNFGCG0TLYUIj77Q

Another moment that got people talking was a tweeted photo showing a dense crowd of people at a popular mall in Ilorin.

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https://twitter.com/Postsubman/status/1521163328168550401?s=20&t=zkzL0CF0lPLzczBSeqXFPA

Senior government officials and influencers also engaged in conversations during Ramadan with President Muhammadu Buhari ( @MBuhari) tweeting for the first time in a long time, wishing the TwitterNG community Ramadan Mubarak.

Mr. Yemi Osinbajo, the Vice President of Nigeria also wished people on Twitter a happy Eid al-Fitr.

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https://twitter.com/MBuhari/status/1521077805685121025

Ramadan Tweets from around the world have also been added to the highlights of global conversations related to the holy month:

The symbol used to send greetings to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) ﷺ was tweeted nearly 4 million times, while top Ramadan-related emojis included:

🌙 (A crescent moon); 🙏🏽 (folded hands);🕌 (mosque); 🙏🏽 (palms together)

The most tweeted Ramadan hashtags globally include:

رمضان# (Ramadan);

#Ramadan;

افطار# (Iftar);

#العشر_الاواخر (last 10 days of Ramadan)

Twitter, in celebration of Eid Al Fitr, released a hashtag triggered crescent moon emoji when these hashtags below were used during Eid week.

عيد_الفطر#;

عيد_مبارك#

كل_عام_وأنتم_بخير#

عيد#

#EidalFitr

#HappyEid

#Eid Mubarak

#Eid