Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Ramadan &
the Islamic Faith
July 21 : 11 days to Ramadan*
Did you know that the Muslim calendar is based on the lunar cycle, which is approximately 11-13 days shorter than the Gregorian calendar?
Did you know that the holiday of Ramadan may fall during any month of the Gregorian calendar?
It takes approximately 35 years for Ramadan to cycle through the entire solar/Gregorian calendar.
Observed by more than one billion Muslims around the world, the month of Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification achieved through fasting, self-sacrifice and prayers. We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Ramadan!*
*Please Note: According to Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) the first day of fasting in North America would be Monday, August 1, 2011. Elsewhere depends where you live.