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Ramadan 2018 - When will it be, When is Eid al-Fitr?

Ramadan 2018 - When will it be, When is Eid al-Fitr?

When does Ramadan start and end in 2018? Here's all you need to know.

The Islamic calendar is based on the cycle of the moon, but the Gregorian calendar largely used in the western world is based on the sun. Because the two calendars don’t align exactly, the Islamic dates move back by 11 days a year.

Some Islamic organizations and Muslim communities base their calendar on the sighting of the very first crescent (hilal) of the new moon, using the naked eye. But others use astronomical charts, and these different methods can lead to variations of one, two or three days in the dates observed by different Muslim communities around the world.

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Apart from being the international symbol of Islam, the crescent moon and star symbolize that Muslim holidays follow a lunar calendar helping to understand why their dates change every year.

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In Saudi Arabia, (KACST) uses modern science to work out the Umm al-Qura calendar, which is used by the country’s government for setting the date of its policies, events and other civic matters. That calendar is also used by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) and the European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR).

In contrast, the religious authorities in Saudi Arabia still base their decisions on the first sighting of the lunar crescent but they do consider amateur reports from casual observers.

Ramadan 2018

The first day of the month of fasting will be Wednesday, May 16, 2018, based on astronomical charts, and subject to a moon sighting close to that time.

When does Ramadan end? Based on the astronomical charts, Ramadan ends on June 14. The first day of the next month, Shawwal, is expected to be on Friday, June 15, once again subject to confirmation after an official sighting of the new moon.

The first day of Shawwal is also the date of Eid al-Fitr, the festival of breaking the fast that took place on every day of the previous month.

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May the crescent moon
be your guiding light,
and its power,
fill your life with,
peace and grace.

Ramdan Mubarak.


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