Nuit du Doute 2025: when will the start of Ramadan in France be confirmed?

Published by Rizhlaine de Sortiraparis · Photos by My de Sortiraparis · Published on April 10th, 2024 at 07:14 p.m.
When does Ramadan 2025 begin in France? Although some estimates have already been announced, the official answer is given on the Night of Doubt, during which observation of the sky is used to define the start date of the month of fasting for Muslims.

Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam. This month of fasting followed by practicing Muslims is based on the Hegira calendar (also known as the Islamic or Muslim calendar ), which is drawn up according to lunar cycles and differs by a few days from the Gregorian calendar to which we are accustomed. This explains why the dates of Ramadan are shifted every year.

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While astronomical calculations can provide an initial estimate of the start and end dates of Ramadan, these are traditionally and officially confirmed during what is known as the Night of Doubt. This consists of observing the sky and, depending on the appearance of the first crescent moon, validating both the beginning and the end of the month of fasting.

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The month of Ramadan is thus marked by two Nights of Doubt: the first, shortly before the estimated start, and the second on the 29th day of the fasting month. The latter then determines the date of Eid el Fitr, the feast that brings Ramadan to a close. In France, the Grande Mosquée de Paris usually broadcasts a live stream on social networks so that Muslims can follow the announcement live.

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In early 2025, it is estimated that Ramadan will take place between February 28/March 1 and March 29. The Night of Doubt officially confirms the date of the end of the month of youth at the end of the lunar cycle, which would correspond to February 27-28, 2025.

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