Learn about Ramadan

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar. During this time, observant Muslims fast and restrict water intake from dawn till dusk, as well as pray, visit their relatives, do celebratory evening meals and more. The overall themes and messages of this holiday are light, peace and generosity. This year this annual religious observance for practicing Muslim teens and adults runs from March 10, 2024, to April 9, 2024

A customary greeting to all who celebrate this season:

Ramadan Mubarak! Happy Ramadan!

The month of Ramadan is followed by the celebration of Eid al-Fitr. After local religious authorities spot the new moon in the sky (or calculate its appearance; the tradition differs from culture to culture), practicing communities complete special prayer rituals and celebrate the end of this special time with a great feast. Find out how to extend a friendly holiday greeting during this time

Learn more about this celebration and the community

Get cooking

Explore these recipes from Islamic communities around the world. 

Discover culture through crafts

Share books and stories

Watch the Ramadan-themed English-Arabic storytime from the Arab-American National Museum in Michigan.

Learn the Welcome to the Feast rhyme with King County libraries in Washington.

Explore these books for the whole family:

Offer support and understanding

Consider these tips on supporting the Muslim community during this time:

Learn more about Muslim Americans