Ramadan for the year 2011 starts on Monday, August 1st lasting 30 days and ending at sundown on Tuesday, August 30th. Because the Muslim calendar is a lunar calendar, the holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day on the evening of Sunday, July 31st.
Ramadan is in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is a month of fasting, prayer, giving and self-evaluation observed by Muslims. The month lasts 29-30 days depending on the sightings of the crescent moon.
Monday, August 1st is day number 213 of the 2011 calendar year with -7 years, -10 months, -23 days until the start of the celebration/ observance of Ramadan 2011.
More information on Ramadan. (Traditions, Customs and History)
|When:||Ninth Month of Islamic Calendar|
August 2011 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Aug 7||Friendship Day 2011||Observance||-2879|
|Aug 9||Tisha B'Av 2011||Jewish||-2877|
|Aug 13||Raksha Bandhan 2011||Hindu||-2873|
|Aug 15||Assumption of Mary 2011||Christian||-2871|
|Aug 19||National Aviation Day 2011||Observance||-2867|
|Aug 21||Krishna Janmashtami 2011||Hindu||-2865|
|Aug 21||Senior Citizens Day 2011||Observance||-2865|
|Aug 26||Laylat al Qadr 2011||Muslim||-2860|
|Aug 26||Women's Equality Day 2011||Observance||-2860|
|Aug 31||Eid al-Fitr 2011||Muslim||-2855|
|Aug 31||Ganesh Chaturthi 2011||Hindu||-2855|