The Islamic Commission of Spain has announced the start and end dates of Ramadan for 2023.
Ramadan 2023 starts this week in March. This is one of the most important times of the year for Muslims. On this date (in 610 AD), the Quran, the holy book of Islam, began to be revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.
Fasting or sawn during the month of Ramadan is one of the pillars of the religion. But it is not only about fasting, these days should be dedicated more than ever to prayer, meditation and getting closer to God.
WHEN RAMADAN BEGINS AND ENDS 2023
The beginning of Ramadan coincides with the crescent moon of the ninth month of the traditional Islamic calendar and lasts until the next crescent moon (about 30 days).
Thus, the Islamic Commission of Spain has announced the dates of Ramadan for 2023:
- Beginning of Ramadan 1444: Thursday, March 23, 2023.
- End of Ramadan 1444: Friday, April 21, 2023
RAMADAN TIMETABLES IN SPAIN
In Ramadan, it is necessary to know the sunrise and sunset times. Ramadan schedules can be consulted here by city.
During this period, before the sun makes its appearance over the horizon, those who comply with the rituals of fasting take their first suhur, the last food and drink that believers take to the mouth until sunset, time of breaking the fast, known as iftar, opulent dinner that ends the abstention from eating food. The nights of this month are full of activity in the streets, stores and cafes until the wee hours of the morning.
Bad thoughts, insults, criticism of others, sex and smoking during daylight hours or lies must be banished during the 29 days of the holiest month for Muslims.
HOW TO CALCULATE THE DATE OF RAMADAN
In addition to being the month in which the revelation of the Quran began, Ramadan is the ninth month of the lunar calendar. It should be noted that the Islamic calendar (hiyri) is based on the rotations of the Moon around the Earth.
Thus, while the Gregorian calendar, based on the rotation of the Earth around the Sun, has 365 days and a quarter of a day, the hijri year has 12 months, each of which varies between 29 and 30 days. Such variation, explains the platform mundoislam.com causes Ramadan to start 11 days earlier than the previous year, compared to the Gregorian calendar.
Ramadan has a religious function, a health function (purifies the body), a mental function (strengthens the will) and a moral function (helps to understand the suffering of people deprived of food).
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