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Key facts about the Muslim holy month of Ramadan


Key facts about the Muslim holy month of Ramadan
  • Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar.
  • The start of Ramadan is determined by the appearance of a new moon.
  • Muslims are expected to refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from daybreak to sunset during Ramadan.
  • For Muslims, Ramadan is intended to teach spirituality, patience and devotion to God.
  • After sunset, Muslims celebrate with family visits and iftars, shared meals that break the fast.
  • Ramadan ends with the Eid al-Fitr festival, which includes feasts and an exchange of gifts.
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