Ramadan date shifts for most countries

Ramadan date

While Ramadan in India began on the 15th of May 2018, in most countries the Holy Month of Fasting is yet to begin.

Saudi Arabia has announced that Ramadan will begin on the 17th of May.

Saudi Arabia and other Muslim nations, like Indonesia, declared Ramadan would not begin Wednesday based on a moon-sighting methodology. That means the month of dawn-to-dusk fasting will most likely begin Thursday, according to a news agency.

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Ramadan to start on Thursday in Lebanon. 


Bahrain declares Ramadan on Thursday.


Jordan declares Ramadan on Thursday, according to Petra news.  


Iraq declares Ramadan on Thursday. 

Other countries

South Korea, Japan and Singapore declare Ramadan on Thursday.