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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).

Is Ramadan begins a Public Holiday?

Ramadan begins 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.

Ramadan tipical food after fast

An Iftar table for breaking the fast in Ramadan.

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Ramadan begins Observances

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

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