Eid 2018: When Is Eid-ul-Fitr? Date, Moon Sighting, Other FAQs Answered

Eid ul Fitr will be celebrated across India on June 16. In Kerala, however, it would be observed on June 15, Friday.

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Eid 2018: When Is Eid-ul-Fitr? Date, Moon Sighting, Other FAQs Answered

Eid 2018: Eid Ul Fitr depend upon the sighting of the crescent moon.


New Delhi: 

Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of the fasting month of Ramzan. The faithful offers prayers at mosques and idgahs to seek blessings of the divine as the festival symbolises peace and brotherhood. It is marked with feasts and the people, especially children, dress up in their traditional fineries to mark Eid that spreads the message of brotherhood and communal harmony. During Ramzan, Muslims abstain from eating and drinking during daylight hours for about 30 days. Eid al Fitr is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, the 10th month of Islamic lunar calendar.

Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) on Eid date and timings of moon sighting:

When is Eid 2018 in India?
Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated across India on June 16. In Kerala, however, it would be observed on June 15, Friday.

How is Eid celebrated?
On Eid, people wear new clothes and visit holy shrines to seek blessings of the divine. The festival is marked with feasts and the meeting of families, relatives and friends, where they exchange greetings and gifts with each other.

How is Eid date decided?
The date and time of Eid differ in various countries, depending upon the sighting of the crescent moon.

When will be the moon sighting for Eid-ul-Fitr?

The astronomical new moon occurs at 1:12 am on June 14 and thus, the first visible crescent will occur on June 15, marking Eid-ul-Fitr the next day.

When is Eid al Fitr in other countries?
While Australia and New Zealand will ring in the festival on Saturday, Singapore and Malaysia are observing it on Friday. Eid-ul-Fitr is also being celebrated in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates Friday.

How is Eid celebrated?
On Eid, people wear new clothes and visit holy shrines to seek blessings of the divine. The festival is marked with feasts and the meeting of families, relatives and friends, where they exchange greetings and gifts with each other.

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