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A Cape Town Guide to Ramadan 2022

Updated: Jun 20, 2022

Many people don’t know this, but Cape Town has a thriving Muslim community. Which makes Cape Town a great place to spend Ramadan.

Cape Town’s Muslim Population is Approx. 270 000, that is 6.6% of the population.

Ramadan in Islam, the 9th month of the holy calendar and the Holy month of fasting.

When is Ramadan, Cape Town 2022?

Ramadan 2022 will begin on Saturday the 2nd of April and will end on Monday the 2nd of May 2022. Eid al Fitr will be on the 2nd or 3rd of May 2022.

When is the moon sighting for Ramadan in Cape Town?

Ramadan is dependent on the moon sighting, which is expected to take place on the evening of the 1st of April 2022. New Moon is on the 1st of April.

Auwal Mosque in Bo-kaap
Auwal Mosque in Bo-kaap

Auwal Mosque in Bo-kaap. The First Mosque was built in South Africa, in 1794. Set against the colour background of Bo-Kaap and Lion's head.

Maankykers, a Cape Town Tradition.

Cape Town has a unique tradition of “Maankykers” which directly translates to Moon Watchers. Members of the Crescent Observers Society visit Three Anchor Bay or the second lookout point of Signal hill to site the moon.

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