A Brief Guide to Ramadan 2017 in Sweden and Abroad

by Elizabeth Gray In Sweden, the Muslim holy month of Ramadan began at sunset on Friday May 26th and will end approximately on June 24th. Ramadan lasts 29 or 30 days, depending on the moon cycle. Ramadan is based on the lunar calendar, and according to many Islamic traditions, it begins when the new moon is visible. It is possible to calculate the birth of a new moon; however, certain factors such cloudiness and atmospheric conditions can interfere with visibility.   The holiday only begins once the moon is seen. During…

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