Eid-El-Fitr: FG declares public holidays

Leroy Wright
June 15, 2018

Eid al Fitr marks the end of Ramadan - the month of fasting in which Muslims across the world refrained from eating and drinking during day time.

Many astronomers have predicted that most Muslim countries will bid farewell to Ramadan on Thursday and celebrate Eid on the same day, Friday June 15, just as they began the Ramadan fast in unison on Thursday, May 17.

Eid al-Fitr is set to begin upon the first sighting of the Shawwal new moon, which signifies the beginning of the month of Shawwal. The date of Eid varies depending on the moon sighting and astronomical calculations.

The meeting of the moon sighting committee for the moon of Shawwal 1439 AH will be held at Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) here, to be chaired by Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, officials said.

Ramzan in United Kingdom began on May 17, along with most parts of the world.

The holiday announced for the private sector was the first and second days of Shawwal, but the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation also specified the days off would be Friday, June 15 till Saturday, June 16.

Muslims in most countries around the world are celebrating Eid Al-Fitr on Friday.

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Also, moon was spotted in Saudi Arabia, according to Arab media.

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

Typical sayings during the Eid holiday include "Eid Mubarak" which means "Blessed Eid" while another saying happens to be "Eid Said" which means "Happy Eid".

The festival is marked with feasts and the faithful offers prayers at mosques and idgahs to seek blessings of the divine.

During Ramadan, Muslims must abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sexual activity from dawn to sunset.

If the moon is seen anywhere in the country on that day, then the foundation declares that Eid will be celebrated the next day, reports BBC Bangla.

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