Ramadan Mubarak! Muslims Celebrate Holy Month

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Month-Long Fast

Ramadan is a month-long Islamic religious observation. This year, Ramadan began Wednesday, July 10, and will continue until Aug. 7 or when the new moon is sighted. Ramadan falls on the ninth month of the lunar calendar and shift back 11 days each year. The annual observance is considered one of the Five Pillars of Islam and lasts 29-30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in hadiths.

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