Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community. In 2025, Ramadan is expected to begin on the evening of Monday, April 21, 2025, and end on the evening of Tuesday, May 20, 2025, based on the Islamic lunar calendar. However, please note that these dates may vary slightly depending on the sighting of the moon.
During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs from dawn until sunset. They also increase their focus on spiritual activities such as prayer, reading the Quran, and charitable acts.
The first day of Ramadan is known as the “Night of Power,” or Laylat al-Qadr in Arabic, which is considered the holiest night of the year for Muslims. It is believed that the first verses of the Quran were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad during this night.
The end of Ramadan is marked by a three-day celebration called Eid al-Fitr, which is a time for feasting, gift-giving, and spending time with family and friends. The exact dates for Eid al-Fitr will be announced closer to the end of Ramadan, but it is expected to fall on May 21-23, 2025, depending on the sighting of the moon.
Please note that the exact dates of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr may vary depending on the location and the sighting of the moon. It is always advisable to check with local Islamic authorities for the official dates and any local customs or traditions.