Ramadan Kareem 2018

Ramadan

A crescent moon can be seen over palm trees at Manama, marking the beginning of the Islamic month of Ramadan in Bahrain Observed by Muslims Type Religious Celebrations Community iftars and Community prayers Observances  sawm (fasting)
zakat and sadaqah (alms giving)
taraweeh prayer (Sunni Muslims)
Commemorating Nights of al-Qadr (Shia and Sunni Muslims)
reading the Quran
abstaining from all bad deeds and staying humble
Begins 1 Ramadan
Ends 29 or 30 Ramadan
Date Variable (follows the Islamic lunar calendar)

2017 date 27 May – 24 June (Umm al-Qura)

2018 date 17 May – 15 June

2019 date 6 May – 3 June

Frequency every year (lunar calendar)

Related to Eid al-Fitr, Laylat al-Qadr
Ramadan (/ˌræməˈdɑːn/; Arabic: رمضان‎ Ramaḍān, IPA: [ramaˈdˤaːn]; also known as Ramazan, romanized as Ramzan, Ramadhan, or Ramathan) is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon, according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in the hadiths.