Eid to be celebrated across India on June 16, today in Kerala

Eid to be celebrated across India on June 16, today in Kerala

Eid to be celebrated across India on June 16, today in Kerala

A new month in the Islamic Calendar is decided based on sighting of the crescent - the new moon, on the 29th day of an ongoing month.

This means Eid-ul-Fitr would be celebrated on Friday.

The crescent of the Shawwal moon has been sighted in Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain, the UAE's International Astronomy Center announced on Thursday.

The Eid al-Fitr celebration follows the completion of one month of fasting known as Ramadan. According to the Gazi Council, 5-10 manats should be given by each person.

King Salman performed the Eid Al-Fitr prayer in Makkah's Grand Mosque on Friday.

It falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast.

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The largest Eid celebration in Europe took place in a United Kingdom park today with over 140,000 Muslims gathering to mark the end of Ramadan.

Today, millions of Canadians are celebrating the festival and many Canadian leaders have shared their messages of support online. The first day of Eid al Fitr 2018 will be tomorrow i.e. Friday June 15, 2018 if the new moon is sighted today. Muslims wear new clothes and celebrate the day with family.

The event, hosted by Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre, is now in its seventh year and has seen growing numbers since 2012, where 12,000 people attended. It is characterised by merrymaking, alms-giving and the observance of Eid Prayers to thank Almighty Allah for seeing Muslims through the holy month of Ramadan, during which time, they intensified their supplications and good deeds. The festival is marked with feasts and the meeting of families, relatives and friends, where they exchange greetings and gifts with each other.

Earlier in the week, it was announced that holiday for private sector employees would be Shawwal 1 to 2 and for public employees the first day of the holiday was yesterday and the last will be Shawwal 3, or Sunday.

During this festival, money is also paid to the poor and needy as an obligatory act of charity.

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