This year, Ramadan falls on Tuesday, July, 9.

For a month, Muslims in Canada and around the world will take part in a fasting ritual that will last for 30 days and end on Wednesday, August, 7.

Also known as Ramadhan or Ramzan, the religious holiday was created as a Holy Month after the first Qur'an was shown to the Prophet Muhammad, later known as the Night of Power or Laylat al-Qadr.

During this month of intermittent fasting, Muslims don't eat, drink, smoke or perform sexual intercourse from dawn to dusk and spend time doing their usual day-to-day duties along with prayer and reading spiritual texts.

When Muslims break their fast, they eat foods like dates, fresh fruit and veggies and flatbread, according to The Kitchn.

Muslims also spend this month donating to charity or taking part in food drives or other voluntary programs.

How will you celebrate this year? Let us know in the comments below:

LOOK — Pictures of Ramadan from over the years

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  • India

    An Indian Muslim boy offers prayers at Jama-e-Masjid Aiwan-e-Begumpet mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Hyderabad on July 23, 2012. Like millions of Muslims around the world, Indian Muslims celebrate the month of Ramadan by abstaining from eating, drinking, and smoking as well as sexual activities from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / Noah SEELAM

  • India

    Indian Muslims break their fast at Jama-e-Masjid Aiwan-e-Begumpet mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Hyderabad on July 23, 2012. Like millions of Muslims around the world, Indian Muslims celebrate the month of Ramadan by abstaining from eating, drinking, and smoking as well as sexual activities from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / Noah SEELAM

  • India

    Kashmiri Muslims pray at the Shah-i-Hamdaan shrine during Ramadan in Srinagar on July 23, 2012. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is calculated on the sighting of the new moon and Muslims all over the world are supposed to fast from dawn to dusk during the month. AFP PHOTO / Tauseef MUSTAFA

  • Sudan

    Sudanese break their Ramadan fast as they sit along a street in West Jarif, some 7 kilometers east of the capital Khartoum, on July 22, 2012. Muslims fasting in the month of Ramadan must abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn until sunset, when they break the fast with the meal known as Iftar. AFP PHOTO / ASHRAF SHAZLY

  • Pakistan

    Pakistani Muslims break their fast in Karachi on July 22, 2102 during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Muslims fasting in the month of Ramadan must abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn until sunset, when they break the fast with the meal known as Iftar. AFP PHOTO/Rizwan TABASSUM

  • Yemen

    Yemeni children read verses of the Koran, Islam's holy book, on the third day of the fasting month of Ramadan at the Grand Mosque in the old city of Sanaa on July 22, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ MOHAMMED HUWAIS

  • Yemen

    A Yemeni man reads verses of the Koran, Islam's holy book, on the third day of the fasting month of Ramadan in the grand Mosque in the old city of Sanaa, on July 22, 2012. Muslims fasting in the month of Ramadan must abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn until sunset, when they break the fast with the meal known as Iftar. AFP PHOTO/ MOHAMMED HUWAIS

  • Kuwait

    Kuwaiti men rest at midday at a mosque in Kuwait City on July 22, 2012, during Islam's holy fasting month of Ramadan. During the lunar month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk and strive to be more pious and charitable. AFP PHOTO / YASSER AL-ZAYYAT

  • Somalia

    Somali children wait in line at a feeding centre in the capital, Mogadishu, on July 21, 2012 as they prepare to break their fast on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Somalia has made strides toward food security one year since its famine but the situation remains critical, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said Friday. The FAO statement came exactly one year after the United Nations announced a state of famine in southern Somalia resulting from extreme drought and war which together are believed to have claimed tens of thousands of lives in the country of 10 million during the six-month crisis that triggered massive global aid efforts. AFP PHOTO/ MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB

  • Pakistan

    A Pakistani Muslim arranges fruit at a mosque in Karachi on July 21, 2102, on the first day of Muslims fasting month of Ramadan. Muslims fasting in the month of Ramadan must abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn until sunset, when they break the fast with the meal known as Iftar. AFP PHOTO/Rizwan TABASSUM

  • Pakistan

    A Pakistani Muslim arranges fruit at a mosque in Karachi on July 21, 2102, on the first day of Muslims fasting month of Ramadan. Muslims fasting in the month of Ramadan must abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn until sunset, when they break the fast with the meal known as Iftar. AFP PHOTO/Rizwan TABASSUM

  • Pakistan

    Pakistani worshippers attend the daily Asr prayer, the afternoon prayer, on the third day of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, in a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, July 23, 2012. Muslims from Morocco to Afghanistan are steeling themselves for the toughest Ramadan in more than three decades with no food or drink, not even a sip of water, during the hottest time of the year. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

  • Indonesia

    Indonesian Muslim men sleep as they wait for the time to break their fast at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, July 23, 2012. Muslims around the world are observing Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar, where refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

  • Libya

    Libyan men shop for olives and pickles from a vendor in downtown Tripoli before breaking their fast during Islam's holy fasting month of Ramadan on July 22, 2012. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD TURKIA (Photo credit should read MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Sudan

    Sudanese break their Ramadan fast as they sit along a street in West Jarif, some 7 kilometers east of the capital Khartoum, on July 22, 2012. Muslims fasting in the month of Ramadan must abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn until sunset, when they break the fast with the meal known as Iftar. AFP PHOTO / ASHRAF SHAZLY (Photo credit should read ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Indonesia

    A woman looks at a sunset during the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan in Jimbaran on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on July 21, 2012. Muslims fasting in the month of Ramadan must abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn until sunset, when they break the fast with the meal known as Iftar. AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKA (Photo credit should read SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/GettyImages)

  • India

    Indian Muslim families break their fast during sunset on the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan at the Jama Masjid Mosque in New Delhi on July 21, 2012. Like millions of Muslim around the world, Indian Muslims celebrated the month of Ramadan by abstaining from eating, drinking, and smoking as well as sexual activities from dawn to dusk. AFP PHOTO / Rahul SINGH (Photo credit should read RAHUL SINGH/AFP/GettyImages)

  • India

    In this picture taken Saturday, July 21, 2012, an Indian Muslim man takes a picture on the first night of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Jama Masjid, in New Delhi, India. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

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