Eid-ul-Fitr Moon Sighting 2020 Live in Kerala: The Moon is Not Sighted, Eid to be Observed on May 24

Eid-ul-Fitr 2020: Catch live updates of moon sighting in Kerala today.

Updated: May 22, 2020 7:42 PM IST

By Buzz Desk | Edited by Kritika Vaid

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Fatehpuri Masjid Imam Mufti Mukarram Ahmad said the moon was sighted in various parts of the country and Muslims would begin fasting from Sunday.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Catch live updates of moon sighting in Kerala today.

Live Updates

  • 7:41 PM IST

    The moon is not sighted in Kerala today, i.e. May 22, 2020. Hence, Eid or Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Sunday, May 24, 2020.

  • 6:56 PM IST

    Kerala Hilal Committee will soon take the final call on moon sighting which will further decide the date of Eid 2020 festival.

  • 6:39 PM IST

    If the crescent moon remains invisible today, then Muslims will celebrate Eid on May 24.

  • 6:38 PM IST

    Hilal Committees to make Eid-ul-Fitr crescent announcement soon.

  • 6:33 PM IST

    If the moon is sighted today, Eid in Kerala will be celebrated on May 23.

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Published Date: May 22, 2020 6:27 PM IST

Updated Date: May 22, 2020 7:42 PM IST