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First Day of Ramadan in Afghanistan

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 First Day of Ramadan a Public Holiday?

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

The month of Ramadan begins when the Waxing Crescent Moon can be observed in the evening sky.

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First Day of Ramadan Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2017SatMay 27First Day of RamadanPublic Holiday
2018WedMay 16First Day of RamadanPublic Holiday
2019MonMay 6First Day of RamadanPublic Holiday
2020FriApr 24First Day of RamadanPublic Holiday
2021TueApr 13First Day of RamadanPublic Holiday
2022SatApr 2First Day of RamadanPublic Holiday
2023ThuMar 23First Day of Ramadan (Tentative Date)Public Holiday
2024MonMar 11First Day of Ramadan (Tentative Date)Public Holiday
2025SatMar 1First Day of Ramadan (Tentative Date)Public Holiday
2026WedFeb 18First Day of Ramadan (Tentative Date)Public Holiday
2027MonFeb 8First Day of Ramadan (Tentative Date)Public Holiday

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