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First Day of Ramadan 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).

Is First Day of Ramadan a Public Holiday?

First Day of Ramadan is a public holiday in Johor, Kedah, and Malacca, where 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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First Day of Ramadan Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2015ThuJun 18First Day of RamadanState HolidayJHR, KDH, MLK
2016TueJun 7First Day of RamadanState HolidayJHR, KDH, MLK
2017SatMay 27First Day of RamadanState HolidayJHR, KDH, MLK
2018ThuMay 17First Day of RamadanState HolidayJHR, KDH, MLK
2019MonMay 6First Day of RamadanState HolidayJHR, KDH, MLK
2020FriApr 24First Day of RamadanState HolidayJHR, KDH, MLK
2021TueApr 13First Day of RamadanState HolidayJHR, KDH, MLK
2022SunApr 3First Day of RamadanState HolidayJHR, KDH, MLK
2023ThuMar 23First Day of RamadanState HolidayJHR, KDH, MLK
2024MonMar 11First Day of RamadanState HolidayJHR, KDH, MLK
2025SatMar 1First Day of RamadanState HolidayJHR, KDH, MLK

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