Ramadan begins in Saudi Arabia
Ramadan (also known as Ramadhan or Ramzan) is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. It is a time when Muslims around the world focus on prayer, fasting, giving to charity, and religious devotion. The last third of Ramadan is a particularly holy period, as it commemorates when the Koran's (Qu'ran) first verses were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (Mohammad or Muhammed).
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Quick FactsRamadan is a period of prayer, reflection and fasting for many Muslims worldwide. It is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.
Ramadan begins 2016Monday, June 6, 2016
Ramadan begins 2017Ramadan begins does not occur in 2017
Other holidays in June 2017 in Saudi Arabia
- Eid-al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) – Monday, June 26, 2017
- Eid-al-Fitr Holiday – Thursday, June 29, 2017
- Eid-al-Fitr Holiday (public sector only) – Friday, June 30, 2017