Thursday evening marks the start of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting and prayer in the Islamic year. Starting at sun-up, Muslims fast during the day then gather together at night to pray and break fast. 

This year’s celebrations will be very different, as the world grapples with a global pandemicMuslims in Western New England are facing the same challenges and trying to keep the core values of Ramadan in place while staying safe. 

Connecting Point’s Ross Lippman visited the Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts to see how they’re preparing for Ramadan this year.