Ramadan 2021 begins on the evening of Monday, April 12th and lasts 30 days, ending at sundown on Tuesday, May 11.
Ramadan is a holy month celebrated by Muslims around the world. It is a time of fasting, prayer, reflection, and giving to charity. It’s very similar to Yom Kippur in Judaism and Lent, which precedes Easter in (some) Christian religions. Then end of Ramadan is followed by a three-day festival called Eid-al-Fitr, with celebration and revelry. Like the Chinese New Year, Jewish Passover, and Christian Easter, the timing of Ramadan is based the lunar calendar. During Ramadan, Greater Seattle on the Cheap wishes all Muslims “Ramadan Mubarak” (which roughly translates into “Happy Ramadan”) and “Ramadan Kareem” (which basically means “Have a generous Ramadan”). More info: MAPS – Muslim Association of Puget Sound (mapsredmond.org)