It's Ramadan, the announcement was made last night. Time for a month of fasting from first light (~4am) until sunset at around 6pm.
Spent the last week decaffinating, slowing weaning myself off of coffee, otherwise I would get a massive headache the first day. It was also weird putting food and water on my nightstand so that I could eat something quickly at 3:30am before going back to sleep.
It will be nice to enjoy Ramadan festivities again, due to Covid I was home for the last two Ramadans, either because of lockdown or because I was keeping myself safe by limiting how much I went out. But things have settled down here, cases are around 100-ish a day, and so it'll be nice to get out an enjoy the month. Already planning to stop by a friend's majlis at 9pm, that's when the Ramadan prayers (Tarawih) end and things start happening in the country. From around 9pm until 2am or so everyone is out and about, visiting friends, shopping, doing errands, whatever.
Here's hoping we all have a happy, mellow Ramadan.