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Ramadan

12 April - 11 May

Ramadan (Arabicرَمَضَان‎, romanizedRamaḍān [ra.ma.dˤaːn]),[a] also spelled RamazanRamzanRamadhan or Ramathan, is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar,[10] observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (sawm), prayer, reflection and community.[11] A commemoration of Muhammad’s first revelation,[12] the annual observance of Ramadan is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam[13] and lasts twenty-nine to thirty days, from one sighting of the crescent moon to the next.[14][15]

Fasting from sunrise to sunset is fard (obligatory) for all adult Muslims who are not acutely or chronically illtravellingelderlybreastfeedingdiabetic, or menstruating.[16] The predawn meal is referred to as suhur, and the nightly feast that breaks the fast is called iftar.[17][18] Although fatwas have been issued declaring that Muslims who live in regions with a midnight sun or polar night should follow the timetable of Mecca,[19] it is common practice to follow the timetable of the closest country in which night can be distinguished from day.[20][21][22]

The spiritual rewards (thawab) of fasting are believed to be multiplied during Ramadan.[23] Accordingly, Muslims refrain not only from food and drink, but also tobacco productssexual relations, and sinful behavior,[24][25] devoting themselves instead to salat (prayer) and recitation of the Quran.[26][27]

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12 April
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11 May
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