When Is Eid al Fitr 2017 Dates of Eid ul Fitr in USA India UK UAE Pakistan: The strict fasting month of Ramadan (Ramzan) is going to end on June 24. It will mark the start of EidulFitr this year. Muslims across the globe are preparing for their one of the most celebrated festival. (check: End of Ramadan 2017.)
The day of Eidul-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of sacrifice. It marks the day of self-purification and will herald the beginning of festivities. The Ramadan is the ninth month as per the Islamic lunar calendar. The festivals start on the eve of one day before the actual day of the festival.
When Is Eid al Fitr 2017? Dates of Eid ul Fitr
During this month of Ramadan, people restrict themselves from eating and drinking from nautical dawn which is the time for Adhan( call for prayer) for the prayer called “fajr”
Fajr is the first prayer of the day and the fasting finishes soon after sunset which is the time for the 4th prayer which is called “maghrib”.
The devotees offer prayers, reads holy book of Quran, and do charitable works. Muslim festivals begin with the sightings of the moon. Thus, Eid will start after the crescent moon sighting which marks the beginning of the 10th month Shawwal.
When is Eid 2017?
The day is going to observe on 25th June as the moon has been sighted in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. It will exactly depend on the sighting of the new moon. Most of the nations are expecting it to fall on June 25. However, some of the Middle Eastern news sites are claiming it to fall a day earlier and before Independence Day USA, i.e., happy 4th of July.
A dedicated site Moonsighting has claimed it that crescent moon will be seen on June 25 / 26. On the other hand, another website Crescent Watch has stated that people will be able to see the moon with their naked eyes on June 26.
However, it will be tough to see the moon with naked eyes at all the global regions. At remote locations like South Pacific, the sightings would be possible but highly unlikely.
Eid in UK and US: The Muslims will celebrate the Eid in US and UK on 6th July. The Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) of the United States had already issued an official notification. It reads: “The first day of Ramadan will be May 26, 2017, and EidalFitr on June 25, 2017.”
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