Sunday, 22 July, 2018

Date for Eid Al Fitr announced in Oman

Eid al-Fitr 2018 date in Pakistan, India, UAE, Saudi Arabia, UK and other countries around the world Private sector days off for Eid Al Fitr have been announced
Charlie Simmons | 15 June, 2018, 10:24

The moon-sighting committee of the UAE will convene Thursday night to deliberate on and announce when Eid al-Fitr will fall. The celebrations of the festival depend purely upon the sighting of the moon.

Eid al-Fitr is a popular Islamic festival, which is celebrated across the world.

The date and time of Eid are different in each country.

Muslims celebrate Eid Al Fitr for two or three days by visiting families and loved ones.

Tomorrow might be an exception to traditional holiday foods as Eid alFitr comes on a Friday, when Moroccans traditionally serve the seven-vegetable or tfaya (caramelized onions) couscous.

Met Office had also announced that no testimonies were received, adding that moon was not sighted in various regions of Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court has requested for Muslims to keep an eye out for the crescent moon and report it to authorities as many Islamic scholars insist on it being visible with the naked eye.

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The crescent of the moon is not sighted in India Thursday. The festivities will also begin as the day starts in France, Belgium, Germany and United States.

"After we couldn't spot the moon, we spoke to other states".

Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan, will be celebrated across the country except Kerala on Saturday as the moon was not sighted here today.

Eid, which is celebrated from Friday, comes at the end of Ramadan, when Muslims abstain for a month from activities including eating, drinking, smoking and sex during daylight hours.

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"On this auspicious occasion as the Muslim Holy month concludes, a spirit of renewal for continued peace is paramount and should be encouraged by all believers", Mutharika said in a statement.

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