Ramadan & Eid in North America
According to Fiqh Council of North America
"O you who believe, fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you may (learn) self-restraint." Qur'an 2: 183

The Fiqh Council of North America recognizes astronomical calculation as an acceptable Shar'i method for determining the beginning of Lunar months including the months of Ramadan and Shawwal. FCNA uses the criteria of European Council of Fatwa and Research (ECFR), which are that somewhere on the globe, at the sunset, the elongation should be at least 8 degrees and moon should be at least 5 degrees above horizon. If these conditions are met, then it is certain that the moon is above the horizon. Hence the new lunar month will start the next day, otherwise it will start on the day following next.

On the basis of this the dates of Ramadan and Eidul Fitr are established.
May Allah (swt) keep us on the right path, and accept our fasting and prayers. Ameen. For detailed information, please visit: www.fiqhcouncil.org

For Eidul Adha, the Fiqh Council of North America decided that the determination of the date of Eidul Adha will be contingent on the announcement by the Hajj authorities in Makkah of the day of 'Arafah, in which case Eidul Adha will be the day following the day of 'Arafah.

Ramadan 1443 AH:
The Astronomical New Moon is on Friday, April 1, 2022 at 6:24 Universal Time. On that day, everywhere in North and South America at sunset the elongation is at least 8 degrees and moon is at least 5 degrees above the sun. Therefore, first day of Ramadan 1443 is on Saturday, April 2, 2022, insha'Allah. Tarawih prayer will start on Friday night.

Eidul-Fitr 1443 AH:
The Astronomical New Moon is on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 20:28 UT. Universal Time. On that day there is no place on earth where at sunset the elongation is 8 degrees and moon is 5 degrees above the sun. Therefore Shawwal 1443 cannot start the next day. Hence first day of Shawwal is on Monday, May 2, 2022, insha'Allah.

Expected date for Eidul-Adha 1443 AH:
Based on Saudi Ummul-Qura Calendar is Saturday, July 9, 2022

Ramadan 1444 AH:
The Astronomical New Moon is on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 17:23 Universal Time. On that day, there is no place on earth where at sunset the elongation is 8 degrees and moon is 5 degrees above the sun. So, the first day of Ramadan 1444 is on Thursday, March 23, 2023, insha'Allah. Tarawih prayer will start on Wednesday night.

Eidul-Fitr 1444 AH:
The Astronomical New Moon is on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 4:12 Universal Time. On April 20, the elongation is more than 8 degrees and moon is more than 5 degrees above the sun everywhere in North America. Hence first day of Shawwal is on Friday, April 21, 2023, insha'Allah.

Expected date for Eidul-Adha 1444 AH:
Based on Saudi Ummul-Qura Calendar is Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Ramadan 1445 AH:
The Astronomical New Moon is on Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 9:00 Universal Time. On that day, the elongation is more than 8 degrees and moon is more than 5 degrees above the sun everywhere in North America. Therefore, first day of Ramadan 1445 is on Monday, March 11, 2024, insha'Allah. Tarawih prayer will start on Sunday night.

Eidul-Fitr 1445 AH:
The Astronomical New Moon is on Monday, April 8, 2024 at 18:21 Universal Time. On April 8, there is no place on earth where at sunset the elongation is 8 degrees and moon is 5 degrees above the sun. Hence first day of Shawwal is on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, insha'Allah.

Expected date for Eidul-Adha 1445 AH:
Based on Saudi Ummul-Qura Calendar is Sunday, June 16, 2024

Ramadan 1446 AH:
The Astronomical New Moon is on Friday, Feb 28, 2025 at 0:44 Universal Time. On that day, the elongation is more than 8 degrees and moon is more than 5 degrees above the sun everywhere in North America. Therefore, first day of Ramadan 1446 is on Saturday, March 1, 2025, insha'Allah. Tarawih prayer will start on Friday night.

Eidul-Fitr 1446 AH:
The Astronomical New Moon is on Saturday, March 29, 2025 at 10:57 Universal Time. On that day, the elongation is more than 8 degrees and moon is more than 5 degrees above the sun in most of North America. Hence first day of Shawwal in North America is on Sunday, March 30, 2025, insha'Allah.

Expected date for Eidul-Adha 1446 AH:
Based on Saudi Ummul-Qura Calendar is Sunday, June 5, 2025

Ramadan 1447 AH:
The Astronomical New Moon is on Tuesday, February 17, 2026 at 12:00 Universal Time. On that day, nowhere in North America the elongation is more than 8 degrees and moon is more than 5 degrees above the sun. Therefore, first day of Ramadan 1447 is on Thursday, February 19, 2026, insha'Allah. Tarawih prayer will start on Wednesday night.

Eidul-Fitr 1447 AH:
The Astronomical New Moon is on Thursday, March 19, 2026 at 1:23 Universal Time. On that day, the elongation is more than 8 degrees and moon is more than 5 degrees above the sun everywhere in North America. Hence first day of Shawwal is on Friday, March 20, 2026, insha'Allah.

Expected date for Eidul-Adha 1447 AH:
Based on Saudi Ummul-Qura Calendar is Wednesday, May 27, 2026

Ramadan 1448 AH:
The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on February 6, 2027 at 15:56 Universal Time. On that day, the elongation is much less than 8 degrees and moon is less than 5 degrees above the sun everywhere in the world. On February 7, the elongation is more than 8 degrees and moon is more than 5 degrees above the sun everywhere in North America. Therefore, first day of Ramadan 1448 is on Monday, February 8, 2027, insha'Allah. Tarawih prayer will start on Sunday night.

Eidul-Fitr 1448 AH:
The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on March 8, 2027 at 9:30 Universal Time. On that day, the elongation is more than 8 degrees and moon is more than 5 degrees above the sun in North America. Hence first day of Shawwal is on Tuesday, March 9, 2027, insha'Allah.

Expected date for Eidul-Adha 1448 AH:
Based on Saudi Ummul-Qura Calendar is Sunday, May 16, 2027

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