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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).

Is Ramadan starts a Public Holiday?

Ramadan starts is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

An Iftar table for breaking the fast in Ramadan.

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Ramadan starts Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016TueJun 7Ramadan startsPublic Holiday
2017SatMay 27Ramadan startsPublic Holiday
2018WedMay 16Ramadan startsPublic Holiday
2019MonMay 6Ramadan startsPublic Holiday
2020FriApr 24Ramadan startsPublic Holiday
2021TueApr 13Ramadan startsPublic Holiday
2022SunApr 3Ramadan startsPublic Holiday
2023ThuMar 23Ramadan startsPublic Holiday
2024MonMar 11Ramadan startsPublic Holiday
2025SatMar 1Ramadan startsPublic Holiday
2026WedFeb 18Ramadan startsPublic Holiday

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