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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).

Ramadan tipical food after fast
An Iftar table for breaking the fast in Ramadan.
An Iftar table for breaking the fast in Ramadan.
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Ramadan begins Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
WedAug 112010Ramadan beginsObservance
MonAug 12011Ramadan beginsObservance
FriJul 202012Ramadan beginsObservance
TueJul 92013Ramadan beginsObservance
SunJun 292014Ramadan beginsObservance
ThuJun 182015Ramadan beginsObservance
TueJun 72016Ramadan beginsObservance
SatMay 272017Ramadan beginsObservance
WedMay 162018Ramadan beginsObservance
MonMay 62019Ramadan beginsObservance
FriApr 242020Ramadan beginsObservance

Quick Facts

Ramadan is a period of prayer, reflection and fasting for many Muslims worldwide. It is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.

Ramadan begins 2016

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Ramadan begins 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017

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Fun Holiday on June 7, 2016

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