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Ramadan begins in United Arab Emirates

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

Holiday currently only shown for years 2000–2017.

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday TypeWhere It is Observed
MonJun 62016Ramadan beginsNational holiday 
ThuMay 252017Ramadan beginsNational holiday 

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

Thursday, May 25, 2017

2018 date to be announced


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