New Delhi, Jun 14: Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan, will be celebrated across the country except Kerala on Saturday as the crescent moon was not sighted here on Thursday. The announcement on the celebration of Eid in India was made by Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari.
Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari made the announcement tonight after a meeting of the moon-sighting committee here, a senior official at the city’s historic mosque said. “The moon was not sighted today. So, that means the Eid will be celebrated on Saturday in Delhi and several other parts of the country,” he told PTI.
In Kerala, Eid will be celebrated on Friday, June 15 as the moon was sighted in Kozhikode, a top cleric said.
Meanwhile, Eid will be celebrated in Pakistan on Saturday, in Saudi Arabia and Middle East, tomorrow.
Eid-ul-Fitr, which 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 idgahs 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.