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Ramadan begins in Malaysia

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 beginsCommon Local holidays
MonAug 12011Ramadan beginsCommon Local holidays
FriJul 202012Ramadan beginsCommon Local holidays
TueJul 92013Ramadan beginsCommon Local holidays
SunJun 292014Ramadan beginsObservance
ThuJun 182015Ramadan beginsCommon Local holidays
TueJun 72016Ramadan beginsCommon Local holidays
SatMay 272017Ramadan beginsCommon Local holidays
WedMay 162018Ramadan beginsCommon Local holidays
MonMay 62019Ramadan beginsCommon Local holidays
FriApr 242020Ramadan beginsCommon Local holidays

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 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Ramadan begins 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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