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Ramadan begins in Saudi Arabia

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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Holiday currently only shown for years 2000–2049.

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
MonJun 62016Ramadan beginsObservance
FriMay 262017Ramadan beginsObservance

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

Friday, May 26, 2017

Ramadan begins 2018

Ramadan begins does not occur in 2018

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Fun Holiday on May 26, 2017

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