When is Ramadan 2023?

Ramadan 2023 is on Thursday 23rd Mar, 2023 (23/03/2023) in 1225 days and ends on Friday 21st Apr, 2023 (21/04/2023) in 1254 days

Note that with regards to the Muslim calendar, a holiday is commenced on the sunset of the preceding day; thus, Ramadan 2023 will be observed on the sunset of Wednesday 22nd Mar, 2023.

Ramadan always falls on the same day according to the Islamic calendar; for it being a lunar calendar. Nonetheless, the day differs on the Gregorian calendar as it is a solar calendar; causing roughly an eleven day difference each year.

The dates of Ramadan are usually determined by either an actual sighting of the moon with the naked eyes, or through astronomical calculations. Note that dates provided here are based on the dates adopted by the Fiqh Council of North America.

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan

Ramadan is the name of the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. It is a holy month in which all Muslims practice fasting which means staying away from all things that are allowed out of Ramadan even food and drink for the sake of Allah. During Ramadan, all observant Muslims observe the Fast of Ramadan between dawn (fajr), and sunset (maghrib).

During Ramadan evenings, Muslims eat small meals and visit with friends and family. It is a time of worship and contemplation. A time to strengthen family and community ties.

It is also a time to get closer to Allah and refrain from committing sins. Ramadan ends with the festival of Eid al-Fitr.

Dates for Ramadan from 2015 to 2024

The next occurrence of Ramadan is marked in red

When is ...?starts onends onDays away
Ramadan 2024Monday 11th Mar, 2024Wednesday 10th Apr, 2024 starts in 1579 days
Ramadan 2023Thursday 23rd Mar, 2023Friday 21st Apr, 2023 starts in 1225 days
Ramadan 2022Saturday 2nd Apr, 2022Monday 2nd May, 2022 starts in 870 days
Ramadan 2021Tuesday 13th Apr, 2021Thursday 13th May, 2021 starts in 516 days
Ramadan 2020Friday 24th Apr, 2020Sunday 24th May, 2020 starts in 162 days
Ramadan 2019Monday 6th May, 2019Tuesday 4th Jun, 2019 ended 162 days ago
Ramadan 2018Wednesday 16th May, 2018Friday 15th Jun, 2018 ended 516 days ago
Ramadan 2017Saturday 27th May, 2017Sunday 25th Jun, 2017 ended 871 days ago
Ramadan 2016Monday 6th Jun, 2016Wednesday 6th Jul, 2016 ended 1225 days ago
Ramadan 2015Thursday 18th Jun, 2015Friday 17th Jul, 2015 ended 1580 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateMar 23, 2023
End DateApr 21, 2023
When? Starts in 1225 days
Duration30 Days
Type Muslim Holidays
Summary
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar. It is during this month that Muslims fast

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