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When is Ramadan?

The Islamic calendar is calculated according to the lunar cycles, so the month of Ramadan begins when the new moon is sighted. As a result, the start and finish times change from year to year, usually advancing 10 days earlier every year.

Ramadan lasts for 29-30 days and ends with the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr. This year Ramadan is due to start on 23 or 24 April 2020, depending on the sighting of the new moon; Eid-ul-Fitr is likely to be on 23 or 24 May 2020.