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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).

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
MonJun 62016Ramadan beginsObservance
FriMay 262017Ramadan beginsObservance
ThuMay 172018Ramadan beginsObservance
MonMay 62019Ramadan beginsObservance
FriApr 242020Ramadan beginsObservance

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Ramadan is a period of prayer, reflection and fasting for many Muslims worldwide. It is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.

Ramadan begins 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Ramadan begins 2019

Monday, May 6, 2019

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