Eid-ul-Fitr 2020, Moon Sighting in Kerala: Muslims across Kerala celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr a day before the rest of the country as the moon is sighted in the South Indian state first. With nearly one-third of the Muslim population usually celebrates Ramzan and Eid, a day before the rest of India. People in Kerala will keep a close eye on the sky to observe the moon- also known as Chand Raat. Also Read - Monsoon 2020: Kerala Receives Fresh Spell of Rains, Thunderstorm as Southwest Monsoons Hit Coast
The day is observed to end Ramzan or Ramadan and subsequently, Shawwal month will begin. After the moon is sighted today i.e. May 22, Kerala will celebrate Eid 2020 or Eid-Ul-Fitr 2020 on May 23. Also Read - Kerala's BevQ Alcohol App Crosses Over 1 Lakh Downloads on Play Store, But Hit By Technical Glitch
Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of the fasting month of Ramzan, symbolises peace and brotherhood. The festival is marked with feasts and the faithful offers prayers at mosques and Eidgah to seek blessings of the divine. People, especially children dress up in their traditional fineries to mark the festival that spreads the message of brotherhood and communal amity. Also Read - Salman Khan Sends Sweet Treat to 5,000 Underprivileged Families on Eid, Fans Say 'Man With Golden Heart'
Chand raat is the time when families visit markets to shop for new clothes, buy sweets and do Eid shopping. Usually, the markets are open throughout the night, but this year, the timings will be different due to coronavirus crises. At some places, outdoor activities have been restricted, so, it’s preferred to make sweets at home.
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