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Mar 22, 2022

April 2 will be first day of Ramadan

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The first day of the Holy Month of Ramadan will fall on April 2 in most Muslim countries. Image Credit: Shutterstock
The first day of the Holy Month of Ramadan will fall on April 2 in most Muslim countries. Image Credit: Shutterstock

The Muslim’s holy festival Ramadan will begin on April 2, 2022.

On Friday, April 1, Ramadan’s crescent moon will be visible, which corresponds to the 29th of Shaban, the Islamic month. Astronomers predict that April 2 will be the first day of Ramadan, the International Astronomical Centre (IAC) has announced.

Month of Shaaban started on March 4, 2022, in most Muslim countries and most of them will monitor the crescent of the Holy Month of Ramadan on 29th Shaaban 1443 Hijri year, corresponding to April 1.

It will be possible to see the moon at sunset on April 1, when the fasting will begin on Saturday, said the IAC.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting during daylight hours, prayer, reflection and community.

To get through a long day without food, Muslims will often wake up early to eat a meal called suhur before daybreak.