Ramadan is a month long Muslim fast which started this year on April 23rd and ends May 23rd, 2020. During the hours of 4 a.m. to 8 p.m. Muslims are to fast from food, drink, (inclusive of water), sex, and smoking. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar.
Ramadan is done to increase spiritual devotion with the faithful reflecting on self-improvement. This reflection hopes to increase devotion to the Islamic practices.
For those interested in traveling to Islamic countries this time period is not recommended as purchasing of food and water during this fast can be problematic.