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Ramadan Start in South Africa

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 Start a Public Holiday?

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

The month of Ramadan begins when the Waxing Crescent Moon can be observed in the evening sky.


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Ramadan Start Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2018WedMay 16Ramadan StartMuslim
2019MonMay 6Ramadan StartMuslim
2020FriApr 24Ramadan StartMuslim
2021WedApr 14Ramadan StartMuslim
2022SunApr 3Ramadan StartMuslim
2023FriMar 24Ramadan StartMuslim
2024MonMar 11Ramadan Start (Tentative Date)Muslim
2025SatMar 1Ramadan Start (Tentative Date)Muslim
2026WedFeb 18Ramadan Start (Tentative Date)Muslim
2027MonFeb 8Ramadan Start (Tentative Date)Muslim
2028FriJan 28Ramadan Start (Tentative Date)Muslim

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