In 2022, Twitter recorded over 47 million Tweets during Ramadan, a 31% year-on-year increase from last year, reflecting Twitter’s role as the place to discover what is happening in real-time. As people celebrated the holy month, trending conversations on the platform centered on faith, spirituality, food and entertainment. Here are some of this year’s highlights from the month of Ramadan on Twitter:
The top countries within the MENA region discussing Ramadan on Twitter were:
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
The symbol used to send salutations upon the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) ﷺ was Tweeted almost 4 million times, while Top Ramadan-related emojis included:
- 🌙 (A crescent moon)
- 🙏 (Folded hands )
- 🕌 (mosque)
- 🤲 (Palms held up together)
Top Ramadan-hashtags Tweeted at a global level included:
- رمضان# (Ramadan)
- افطار# (Iftar)
- #العشر_الاواخر (Last 10 days of Ramadan)
The top Retweeted Tweet of the holy month was by King Salman (@KingSalman)
Football personalities and teams also engaged in conversations during Ramadan, with some of the most Retweeted Tweets included:
- Footballer Paul Pogba (@PaulPogba) wished the community Ramadan Mubarak.
- Egyptian icon and footballer, Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) wished his followers a blessed month.
- Footballer Mesut Ozil (@MesutOzil) wished his followers a happy, safe and blessed month.
- Alhilal FC (@Alhilal_FC) shared a video featuring the club’s players wishing their followers a blessed month.
Ramadan wishes remained a popular theme amongst the general public with some of the most Retweeted Tweets included:
- Aisha (@mayb3aisha) shared her hopes for this Ramadan
- Afroze Al Fuad (@iamafroze) shared a photo of Ramadan in Egypt
- Salah Al Ghaydan (@salahalghaydan) shares a video of his father and Ramadan vibes at their home
2022’s Ramadan TV series captured audiences across the region, with some of the most used series hashtags including:
- #العاصوف3 (Al-Asouf 3 series)
- استوديو٢٢# (Studio 22 program)
- #منهو_ولدنا (Menho Waladna series)
- #رامز_موفي_ستار (Ramez Movie star program)
- #الاختيار3 (Al-Ekhteyar 3 series)
- #جزيرة_غمام (Jazeret Ghomam series)
- #الكبير_أوي6 (Al-Kabir Awe 6 series)
- #شباب_البومب_10 (Shabab Al-Bomb 10 series)
- من_شارع_الهرم_إلى# (Min Sharee Al-Haram Ela series)
- المشوار# (Meshwar series)
People’s love for Ramadan TV was translated into Tweets, as they took to the platform to share their comments and opinions, joining the conversations by doubling down on their favorite TV shows, episodes and characters from across the globe.
Here are some of the most engaged with Tweets surrounding Ramadan TV from throughout the holy month:
- @Barmz_alHajjaj engaged with Turki Al-Sheikh when the latter mentioned that he looked like him in the “ Manho Waladna” series poster
- @ReemMoustafa Tweeted a picture of her character in Sots Bel- Arabi series
- @AkramHosny congratulated @Mekkystyle for the success of his series Al-Kabir Awe 6
To celebrate Ramadan, Twitter launched three hashtag triggered emojis across seven languages; English, Arabic, Malay, Thai, Indonesian, Hindi and Spanish.
The following Arabic and English hashtags will unlock a crescent moon:
The second emoji, a lantern, will be unlocked with the below hashtags:
As for the last emoji, the following hashtags will unlock a bowl of dates and glass of laban:
As the holy month comes to a close, Twitter is celebrating Eid AlFitr with the release of a hashtag-triggered emoji of the crescent moon when the following hashtags are used, throughout the week of Eid: