Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims around the world as a period of fasting, prayer, and reflection. The exact dates of Ramadan change every year because the Islamic calendar is based on lunar cycles.
In Australia, Ramadan is observed by the Muslim community, which makes up around 2.6% of the population. During this time, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk, abstaining from food, drink, smoking, and other physical needs. They also increase their prayers and engage in charitable activities.
Muslims in Australia observe Ramadan in much the same way as Muslims in other parts of the world, with the exception of the shorter daylight hours during the Australian autumn and winter. Many mosques hold special prayers and community iftar (the breaking of the fast) dinners, which provide an opportunity for people to come together and share in the spirit of Ramadan.
Overall, Ramadan is an important time for Muslims in Australia and around the world, as it provides an opportunity to focus on spiritual growth, self-discipline, and giving back to the community.