Every year, millions of Muslims take part in Ramadan, one of the biggest religious events across the globe.
The Holy month is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam, which commemorates the first revelation given to the Prophet Muhammed.
Fasting was ordered in the Qur’an and it is expected of all Muslims, who are in good health, to fast from sunrise to sunset for Ramadan.
The exact date of Ramadan changes every year because the Islamic calendar is based on lunar cycles.
It means Ramadan comes around ten days earlier each year with this year, the date is expected to fall on the evening of Monday, April 12.
For the second year in succession, the observance will be a very different affair to usual due to the restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Holy month lasts for exactly 30 days, meaning Ramadan will end on May 11 – followed by celebratory days of Eid al-Fitr on May 12.
Laylat-al-Qadr is also on or around May 8 – known as The Night of Power – which is considered to be the Holiest night in the Islamic calendar.