Ramadan for the year 2018 starts on Wednesday, May 16th lasting 30 days and ending at sundown on Thursday, June 14. Because the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar with days starting at sunset, the holiday begins at sunset of the previous day on Tuesday, May 15th.
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 2018
Wednesday, May 16th is day number 136 of the 2018 calendar year with -2 years, -8 months, -5 days until the start of the celebration/ observance of Ramadan 2018.