May 27 - June 25, 2017 (anticipated dates in North America). Ramadan is the ninth month of the year in the Islamic calendar. A fast, held from dawn to sunset, is carried out through this period. Beginning and ending dates vary depending on country location.
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May 27, 2017 12:00 AM
June 25, 2017 11:55 PM
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These are dates adopted by the Fiqh Council of North America for the celebration of Ramadan. Note that these dates are based on astronomical calculations to affirm each date, and not on the actual sighting of the moon with the naked eyes. This approach is accepted by many, but is still being hotly debated. Note that in the Muslim calendar, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Muslims will celebrate Ramadan beginning on the sunset of Sunday, the 26th of May. Many Muslims, including many in the local community, will follow dates established by the sighting of the moon in Muslim countries such as Saudi Arabia. Beginning and ending dates may therefore vary.