Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE) other Gulf and Europe Countries with millions of faithful from around the world offering prayers.
Eidul Fitr is being celebrated in Middle East, Egypt, Jordan UAE, Saudi Arabia, Europe, Turkiye, the United Kingdom, Canada, America and other countries on Friday.
However, in many European countries and America, followers of some sects will mark Eid on Saturday. In Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh, Eid will be celebrated on Saturday (tomorrow) as Shawwal Moon couldn’t be sighted.
Oman, Phillippines, Indonesia also celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Saturday.
Shawwal moon not sighted in Pakistan
The crescent for the month of Shawwal was not sighted in Pakistan on Thursday consequently the Eid would celebrate Eid Al-Fitr on Saturday, April 22, the central moon-sighting committee announced.
The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, the country’s apex moon-sighting body, met at the Ministry of Religious Affairs in Islamabad. The committee’s chairman, Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad, presided over the meeting.
“No credible testimony of [moon sighting] was received from any part of Pakistan,” Maulana Azad announced at a press conference in Islamabad Thursday night.
“Hence it was decided that Eid Al-Fitr will be celebrated on Saturday.”
Earlier last week the Pakistani government announced a five days holiday on account of Eid-ul-Fitr from April 21st to 25th (Friday to Tuesday).Not only this Govt also released the advanced salaries so that People can enjoy the event with full Zeal and Zest.
Remember that Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of the Holy month of Ramazan, during which Muslims fast from dawn until dusk. The festival is typically celebrated with prayers, family gatherings, feasting and with full Religious Zeal.