Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, during which Muslims worldwide observe a period of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community. The dates for Ramadan 2026 are expected to start on the evening of Friday, April 3rd, 2026, and end on the evening of Saturday, May 2nd, 2026, subject to the sighting of the moon.
During Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn until sunset, which includes abstaining from food, drink, smoking, and other physical needs. The fast is broken each evening with a meal known as iftar. Muslims also perform additional prayers, read the Quran, and increase their charitable activities during Ramadan.
Ramadan is considered a holy month for Muslims, and it is a time for spiritual reflection, self-improvement, and increased devotion to God. It is also a time for Muslims to strengthen their bonds with family and friends, as well as with their community. Many Muslims take time off work or school during Ramadan to observe the fast and participate in religious activities.
In addition to fasting and prayer, Ramadan is also a time for Muslims to practice self-discipline and self-control. It is a time to focus on spiritual purification and seeking forgiveness for one’s sins. It is also a time for increased acts of charity and generosity towards others, particularly those in need.
The exact details of Ramadan 2026 may vary depending on the country and region, but the fundamental practices and customs will be similar for Muslims around the world.