Shawwal is the tenth month of the Islamic calendar and it is the month which comes after Ramadan. Shawwal 2023 starts from 22 April to 21 May 2023. Shawwal is an Arabic word which translates into “lift or carry” generally to take or move things from one place to another, so named because a female camel normally would be carrying a fetus at this time of year. The first day of Shawwal is Eid al-Fitr
The Islamic calendar is lunar and months begin when the first crescent of a new moon is sighted. The Islamic calendar year has 354 or 355 days in a year, which is 11 to 12 days shorter than the Gregorian calendar. The Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar based on the earth's revolution around the sun.