Gorakhpur gears up for Eid-al-Fitr

Ruet-e-Hilal Committee to conduct Shawwal moon sighting tonight
Eid 2017: Here's why the Eid ul Fitr is also called 'Meethi Eid'
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26 June, 2017

Egyptians celebrate and try to catch balloons released after Eid al-Fitr prayers, marking the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan at a public park, outside El-Seddik Mosque in Cairo, Egypt June 25, 2017.

Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari said yesterday that Eid-ul-Fitr would be celebrated as the Eid moon was sighted in Bihar, West Bengal, Assam and Uttar Pradesh.

The celebration came after the Office of the Chularatchamontri on Saturday declared Sunday as the start of the Hariraya, also known as Eid al-Fitr in some Islamic countries.

Libyan Muslim worshippers greet each other as they gather at the Martyrs´ Square in the capital Tripoli to perform Eid-ul-Fitr prayers on June 25, 2017. "On the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, my best wishes to all", Prime Minister Modi said in his monthly radio address "Mann Ki Baat". According to the Gazi Council, 5-10 manats should be given by each person.

He congratulated Muslims for the successfully completion of Ramadan Fast and urged them to use all virtues acquired during the blessed month to transform the state. It is based on the moon's cycle, whereas the Gregorian one is determined by the sun.

In his video message, Singh said, "I heartily wish Eid Mubarak to all my Kashmiri brothers and sisters, elders, youth and dear children."The Home Minister hopes the festival would bring a new dawn in Kashmir".

Canberra's Muslims have celebrated the end of Ramadan. The Government of India is likely to declare Eid holiday on June 26, Monday.

Mustafa said that moon can not be sighted on the new moon day. Ramadan and the upcoming holiday season are a good time for people of different faiths to learn more about each other.

The exact date of Eid depends on the lunar cycle, and it is traditionally celebrated for three days - although from country to country, the festival can last anywhere from one to four days.


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