Friday declared holiday to mark Eidul-Fitr


Eid Al Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan - when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset - and the start of the Shawwal month.

Muslims are now nearly at the end of their month-long fasting period known as Ramadan, which began on 16 May 2018.

The committee will review reports of sighting of the moon for the month of Shawwal on Islamic calendar at the Islamic Foundation in the evening. They are also expected to abstain from worldly desires and offer special prayers. The first day of Shawwāl is Eid al-Fitr.

Yesterday, the Eid Al-Fitr holidays were announced, however the exact dates for the private sector are yet to be confirmed.

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Eid festivities begin after the sighting of the crescent moon.

In several countries, the festival of breaking fast will be celebrated on Friday, June 15, while in other countries it will be celebrated on June 14. The lunar cycle is used to calculate the Islamic Hijri era and this year's Ramadan was observed at a different time across India, as the moon was not been visible in some parts of the country. In Delhi-NCR, moon sighting can be hard as the sky has been engulfed with thick haze.

While local mosques make announcements after confirmation from various sources in various cities, you can also tune in here to check if we will celebrate the Eid on Friday or on Saturday.