Our Beginner’s Guide to Ramadan will help you understand more about the holy month that 1.6 billion Muslims around the world observe every year.

In 2021, Ramadan starts on April 12th and ends on May 12th. (You can check past or future dates here.) The exact dates always depend upon the sighting of the new moon. As a result, astronomers make ongoing calculations. Local moon sighters ultimately provide testimony when the new moon appears.

The observance of Ramadan and fasting is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, called Swam. The number of hours Muslims fast varies because it depends on the number of hours between sunrise and sunset. Some years, it could range between 11.5 hours and 20 hours based on geography.

Do you want to learn more about the fasting, meaning, and celebrations of Ramadan? Read on in the infographic below: