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Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, consisting of 12 months and lasting approximately 354 days. The word "Ramadan" originated from an Arabic name, which is identified by intense heat, scorched grounds, and a shortage of food and drink. It granted as the most sacred and blessed month. Fighting is not allowed during this period.

The month of Ramadan traditionally begins with the sighting of the new moon, which is the beginning of the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. Many Muslims avoided food, drink, and some other activities during the daytime in Ramadan. It is regarded as the most sacred season in the Islamic year and celebrates the time when the Quran (Islamic holy book) is shown to Prophet Muhammad. It is one of the last ten nights of the month on Laylat al-Qadr. The end of Ramadan is when the first curve of the new moon is seen again, marking the beginning of the new lunar month. Eid al-Fitr is an Islamic holiday that signifies the completion of Ramadan.

How do People celebrate Ramadan?

Ramadan is a period of fasting for various Muslims in the United States. Fasting throughout Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam. It is a period of self-examination and heightened religious devotion.

People of the Islamic religion are encouraged to recite the entire Quran during Ramadan. Some Muslims recite the whole Quran by the end of Ramadan by special prayers known as Tarawih. These prayers held in mosques, during which a section of the Quran is recited every night of the month. Ramadan is also a month for works of charity. Some Islamic centers and organizations actively participate in charity events and activities such as giving necessities, including clothing, food, donating school equipment to the homeless or schools.

Some schools may organize special programs to welcome Ramadan for Islamic religious students. Some school authorities may assign requests on or before Ramadan, asking staff members in all schools within the district to help Muslim students perform fasting rituals.

Is Ramadan a public holiday?

Ramadan is not a public government holiday. Many Islamic businesses and organizations in the United States may reduce their opening hours for prayer times during Ramadan. There may be jams around mosques at the time of prayer.

Facts related to Ramadan

  • The word Ramadan comes from Ramada, which means 'sunbaked' in Arabic. It is probably a reference to the suffering of hungry Muslims while fasting.
  • According to Islamic tradition, menstruating women, women who are experiencing bleeding after giving birth, men who are ill, and travelers are free from fasting. Fasting is also an option for pregnant women.
  • When Ramadan ends in Islamic countries, and the new moon is first seen, people beat drums and give great shouts.
  • According to the belief of the Sunnah, Prophet Mohammad once said, there is no conceit in fasting.

Ramadan Start Observances

Year Date Day Holiday
2022 2 May Mon Eid-al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
2021 13 May Thu Eid-al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
2020 24 May Sun Eid-al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
2019 4 Jun Tue Eid-al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)

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May 13, 2021

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This Year Monday, 2 May, 2022
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