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Definition of Ramadán

Word that designates a season of the year characterized by drought, especially, it is used in the Middle East.

It corresponds to the ninth month of the lunar year used by Muslims. It is a celebration in which the sins of the people are “burned” and the prophetic call of Muhammad is commemorated.


Ramadan comes from the homonymous term in Hispanic and classical Arabic. Written with an initial capital letter, it refers to a liturgical celebration lasting 29 or 30 days that corresponds to the ninth month of the lunar calendar that Muslims follow.

It is a derivation of the word ramida which means drought or heat. In that context, it can determine a dry season, however, Ramadan is considered as a celebration in which sins are burned through spiritual exercises.


For the year 2021, Ramadan began on Monday, April 12 and ended on Wednesday, May 12.

An equivalent celebration of Ramadan, although less duration, the Jewish people is the Yom Kippur is the day considered to be cleansed of the sins of a whole year of the people.

The fulfillment of what must be done in Ramadan is one of the 5 pillars of Islam. From that perspective, everyone practices fasts throughout the day and abstains from other things, including having sex.