Ramadan for the year 2017 starts on Saturday, May 27th lasting 30 days and ending at sundown on Saturday, June 24. Because the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar with days starting at sunset, the holiday begins at sunset of the previous day on Friday, May 26th.
Ramadan is 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.
Days to the start of Ramadan 2017
Saturday, May 27th is day number 147 of the 2017 calendar year with -3 years, -2 months, -19 days until the start of the celebration/ observance of Ramadan 2017.