Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar, a holy month in Islam.
This year it will run early May through early June according to the Gregorian calendar. The Muslim calendar follows the phases of the moon.
During Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to sunset. In addition to fasting, the month is about self-restraint in general as well as generosity and service.
Take a look at this article on Ramadan from Encyclopedia Britannica for a good basic overview.
For an overview of Islam, watch Islam: Surrender to God (2014, 22 min.) from the Let's Look at World Religions series in the library's Films on Demand database.
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