Chand Raat is an important day in the month of Ramadan which marks the end of Ramzan fasting and the sighting of the Shawwal mood decides the day on which Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated all over the world. Eid 2017 celebrations will being in the Middle-eastern countries as the moon sighting will first be seen there and the festivities will then flow towards India and other countries. Ramadaan 2017 began on May 26, 2017, and is expected to come to an end on June 24, 2017. The celebration of Ramzan Eid is expected to fall between the evening of June 25 and June 26 in India. Even as Malaysia has already seen the Moon and will be celebrating Eid on June 25, Moon sighting in India will most probably take place tommorrow on June 25. Muslims in Kerala, which follows the calender as per the middle east is hopeful of celebrating chand Mubarak today. Chand Raat 2017 Wishes: Best SMS, Eid Chand WhatsApp Messages, Facebook Status, and Gif Images to wish Chand Mubarak!

The holy month of Ramadaan has almost come to an end, and Muslims all over the world are enthusiastically waiting for the celebration of Eid al-Fitr. Ramadaan 2017 began on May 26, 2017, and is expected to come to an end on June 24, 2017. Eid celebrations are based on the appearance of the crescent moon which is referred to as “Eid Ka Chand”, and the auspicious sighting confirms the date of Eid celebrations and marks the end of the holy month of Ramadaan. While the tentative date for Eid is out, the confirm date is completely dependent on the sighting of the moon.

Eid al-Fitr 2017 depends on the sighting of the crescent moon which is often referred to as ‘Shawwal’ moon. Muslims all over the world have been observing the one month long fast for Ramadaan 2017, and the sighting of the ‘Shawwal’ moon will mark the end of the month-long fasting and is celebrated as Eid al-Fitr. Eid al-Fitr is one of the most important festivals in Islam and is celebrated with a great grandeur all over the world. The date of Eid 2017 will vary in different parts of the world. However, it is expected to be celebrated in India on June 25 or June 26. As we await the moon sighting and the grand celebration of Eid 2017, here is everything you need to know about the importance of Eid ka Chand and when and how Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated in India.

1. What is Eid ka Chand?

Eid Ka Chand is the sighting of the crescent moon that marks the end of Ramadaan and people in the Muslim community often take this opportunity to wish each other Chand Mubarak. The Islamic calendar being a lunar one, it is in co-ordination with the cycle of the moon and as the month of Ramadaan also begins with the sighting of the crescent moon, the last day is also decided in accordance with the ‘shawwal’ moon.

2. Eid al-Fitr Date in India

Eid al-Fitr will most likely fall on June 26, 2017. Eid-al-Fitr is celebrated on the same day every year as per the Islamic calendar. However, the date changes according to the Gregorian calendar. Eid al-Fitr is the first day of the month of Shawwal and marks the end of the month-long fasting that is traditionally followed by Muslims all over the world. The date of Eid al-Fitr changes according to different time zones, however, the tentative date is said to be on the evening of June 25 to the evening of June 26.

3. How is Eid al-Fitr celebrated?

Eid celebrations usually begin early in the morning as people gather together in mosques and religious sights to offer their prayers to Allah. Muslims all over the world get ready in sparkly new clothes and enjoy delicious meals after reading namaaz. The elders in the family make it a point to give out gifts and money as ‘eidi’ and the day is filled with fun activities that bring one and all together.

Eid al-Fitr is one of the two important and grand celebrations in the Islamic calendar. There are various special stories and traditional values attached to this festival that makes it all the more important. The month of Ramadan is considered extremely auspicious as it is the month that Prophet received the first verses of Quran and the gates of heaven are said to be open throughout this month. As the holy month of Ramadan comes to an end, here is wishing everyone Eid Chand Mubarak as well as Ramadan Eid Mubarak in advance!