When Is Ramadan 2023? Learn More About The Holiest Month
TheIndonesia.id - Ramadan is the moment that Muslims around the world are highly anticipated. It is a time for reflection, contemplation, and celebration. To help you prepare for the special moment, when is Ramadan 2023?
Islamic calendar follows the phases of the moon, commonly known as the lunar cycle. In the lunar year, each day falls approximately 10 days earlier than in the Gregorian calendar. So, Ramadan 2023 is expected to begin on Wednesday 22 March, following the sighting of the moon over Mecca. Lasting for 30 days, Ramadan will end on April 21st, with the celebratory of Eid al-Fitr on April 22nd.
Every Ramadan, Muslims are obligated to do sawm, widely known as 'fasting'. Fasting is a key part of Ramadan. Muslims are not allowed to eat and drink during the day until the sun is set. Fasting is not only for the body but also for the sound mind.
After the full month of fasting, Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr. The moment is the "festival of breaking the fast." It is an important holiday that follows the month of Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr is a time for great feasts, the giving of gifts to children, and spending time with those dearest to you.
Before the end of Ramadan, all Muslims should make Zakat al-Fitr, a charitable contribution traditionally of a staple food item. Zakat is intended to help those less fortunate to enjoy the celebration of Eid al-Fitr with their friends and loved ones.