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The Tradition of Ramadan

The Tradition of Ramadan

Ramadan 2018 begins today, Tuesday the 15th of May and ends on the evening of Thursday the 14th of June.  Ramadan is regarded as the holiest season of the Islamic calendar and one of the five pillars of Islam.  It takes place in the 9th month as determined by the lunar Islamic calendar and as such falls on a different date each year. Ramadan is a month of fasting that commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad, according to Islamic belief.