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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 begins a Public Holiday?

Ramadan begins is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

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

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2016MonJun 6Ramadan beginsObservance
2017FriMay 26Ramadan beginsObservance
2018ThuMay 17Ramadan beginsObservance
2019MonMay 6Ramadan beginsObservance
2020FriApr 24Ramadan beginsObservance

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