When Is Eid Al-Fitr?

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The provincial localities offered congregational Eid prayers on a larger scale in Peshawar's Mahabat Mosque, while people in Bannu, Nowshera and Charsadda are celebrating the festivities. If the new moon can not be seen, Eid Al Fitr will by default begin on Saturday.

The official date of Eid has been announced as Friday, June 15 and this will be the date followed by UK Muslims. The South Asian region, however, is predicted to spot the crescent on Friday, thereby postponing the Eid celebration in that part of the world to Saturday.

The timing of Eid can vary from country to country and community to community, with some following the moonrise in Mecca, and others using local sightings.

The festival of Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of the month of Ramadan, during which Muslims around the world fast every day from dawn to dusk.

Vice President Dr Mahamaudu Bawumia has extended felicitations to all Muslims on the occasion of the celebration of Eid-ul-fitr urging them to pray for the prosperity of the nation.

Ramadan is a Muslim religious observance that takes place during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, the month in which the first verses of the Quran were revealed to Prophet Mohammed.

In case the new moon is not sighted today then the First Day of Eid al Fitr 2018 will be on Saturday June 16, 2018.

Eid means "celebration" and "mubarak" means blessed.

Hilal committee announced the sighting of the moon in kerala marking the start of Shawwal and end of fasting.

Eid Mubarak signifies the close of weeks of reverential fasting by Muslims in observance of one of the five pillars of Islam. And, since Muslims here have already completed 30 days of Ramadan, they will celebrate Eid al Fitr tomorrow i.e. Friday June 15, 2018.