Ramadan 2021 is expected to begin on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 (according to Saudi Arabia) and will end on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Eid al Fitr 2021 is expected to be celebrated on Thursday, May 13, 2021. This is the tentative date as the actual date of commencement of Ramadan 2021 is subject to the sighting of the moon.
What is Ramadan?
Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, can be 29 or 30 days long. An Islamic month begins with the sighting of the new crescent in the western horizon, immediately after sunset.
Muslims look toward the western horizon for the new moon on the 29th day of Sha’ban, the eighth month.
If the new moon is sighted, Ramadan has begun with the sunset but fasting begins with the next dawn.
If the new moon is not sighted on this 29th day, Muslims complete 30 days of Sha’ban (the previous month), and Ramadan begins the following day.
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