Knowing the date of Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr is a moment of impatience, and this impatience will grow as it turns out that there will be two Ramadans to follow by 2030.
This is not a new announcement from a ministry, but one of the natural complexities of using a lunar calendar.
Before the advent of high-tech telescopes, Ramadan was observed with the naked eye, by observing the new moon. It is the lunar calendar and the cycles of the moon that determine the date of an event like Ramadan.
However, the lunar month advances by 10 to 11 days each year . This means that in 2030, Ramadan will fall in both January and December.
Indeed, there is a difference between the solar calendar and the lunar calendar. The solar calendar is based on the sun, while the lunar calendar is always 11 days shorter. So, having two Ramadans is the natural result of two different calendars.
Ramadan is expected to be seen in early January , Eid Al Fitr in early February, and then Ramadan later in the year, just after the holiday season in December .