Start of Ramadan 2009 (dates)

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Muslims around the world will start the holy fasting month of Ramadan either on Friday or Saturday depending on the sighting of the new moon.

Friday, August 21:

Iran, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Oman, Morocco, Mauritania, Libya (Shiites), Lebanon (Shiites), Iraq, Turkey, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Serbia, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Albania, Slovenia Russia

Saturday, August 22:

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, China, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Sudan, Yemen, Iraq (Sunni), France, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, North America

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