The Holy month of Ramadan is here and it is a time for contemplation, reflection and celebration. Be prepared for your fast with our Ramadan Timetable 2021, including times for sunrise, sunset and prayer.
As the Islamic calendar follows the phases of the moon, the lunar cycle, it falls approximately 10 days earlier each year within the Gregorian calendar. This year, depending on the sighting of the moon, Ramadan is anticipated to start on Monday 12th April 2021.
Following the completion of Ramadan, this year anticipated to end on Tuesday 11th May 2021, is the start of Eid al-Fitr. An Arabic phrase meaning ‘Festival of Breaking the Fast’, Eid al-Fitr is a celebratory time spent with friends, family and the local community. It is forbidden to fast on the first day of Eid al-Fitr and it is traditionally celebrated with lots of great food, gift-giving and spending time with loved ones.
Eid al-Fitr will start on the sighting of the moon and this year is expected to fall on Wednesday 12th May 2021 or Thursday 13th May 2021.