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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).

Is Ramadan begins a Public Holiday?

Even though Ramadan begins falls on Friday, April 24, 2020, it is a working day. Most businesses follow regular opening hours in Saudi Arabia.

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
2021TueApr 13Ramadan beginsObservance
2022SunApr 3Ramadan beginsObservance
2023ThuMar 23Ramadan beginsObservance
2024MonMar 11Ramadan beginsObservance
2025SatMar 1Ramadan beginsObservance

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