Eid-ul-Fitr or Eid-Al-Fitr 2020 is one of the most significant festivals celebrated by the Muslim community around the world. The sacred day marks end of Ramadan month, in which they fast from sunrise to sunset. The date varies on the sighting of the crescent moon. It is believed that this year the featival will begin from May 24, Sunday after the moon is sighted tonight. However, if the Moon is sighted on May 24, the Eid will fall on May 25, Monday. The holy day falls on the first day of the month Shawwal. Also Read - Monsoon 2020: Kerala Receives Fresh Spell of Rains, Thunderstorm as Southwest Monsoons Hit Coast
People in India will observe the Moon tonight and South Indian state Kerala is the first to witness the crescent Moon in the country followed by other states. Similarly, Saudi Arabia will also observe the Moon tonight. The Moon is likely to be sighted tonight in Saudi Arabia and Kerala, however, there is no such confirmation, as of yet. Also Read - Kerala: Kochi Startup Develops Decontamination Device to Check COVID-19 Spread
The people in Ladakh are celebrating Eid today after the moon was sighted in Kargil on May 22. A local spoke to ANI and confirmed, “The moon was sighted in Kargil yesterday so we are celebrating Eid in Ladakh today. Due to COVID-19 outbreak, we will be offering prayers at our homes.” Also Read - Respite From Heatwave Soon, Monsoon to Hit Kerala Coast on June 1: IMD
This year, Ramadan began in India on April 26 and Muslims around the world observed Roza.
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