Ramadan begins in United Arab Emirates

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Ramadan is a period of prayer, reflection and fasting for many Muslims worldwide. It is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar.

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Ramadan begins 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017
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Ramadan (also known as Ramadhan or Ramzan) is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. It is a time when Muslims around the world focus on prayer, fasting, giving to charity, and religious devotion. The last third of Ramadan is a particularly holy period, as it commemorates when the Koran's (Qu'ran) first verses were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (Mohammad or Muhammed).

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An Iftar table for breaking the fast in Ramadan.
An Iftar table for breaking the fast in Ramadan.
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WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
MonJun 62016Ramadan beginsNational holiday 
ThuMay 252017Ramadan beginsNational holiday 

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