Singapore, June 24: Eid al-Fitr which is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal, marks the end of Ramzan, a month when Muslims across the world fast from dawn to dusk. Muslims living in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei and many other parts of the region are likely to celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Sunday if the moon is sighted today evening. In these countries, it is 29th day of the holy month of Ramzan also known as Ramadan and most of the people living there will start looking for Eid al-Fitr moon after opening their fast. Some astronauts have also predicted that the moon in Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei and Malaysia will be visible in some parts of Asia on Saturday. Also Read - Eid Mubarak: PM Modi, President, Other Leaders Greet People on Milad-Un-Nabi
As Eid al-Fitr is likely to be celebrated in Indonesia on Sunday, the government there had declared a holiday on Monday also. Also Read - 'Muslims Have Shown The Way': Uddhav Thackeray After Muslims in Maharashtra Fund 10-Bed ICU Facility With Zakat Money
Eid al-Fitr in Indonesia
In Indonesia, both Eid and Ramzan brings out the best in everyone. It is a ritual practised and followed by government organisations, agencies, private companies and even school and universities where alumni host iftars for orphans and the homeless. People from different faith and races get involved in the practice and the same applies to Muslims living nationwide. Several mosques around Indonesia have been lighted completely to celebrate Eid al-Fitr and Muslims living there will also complete their shopping today. The government has also made special arrangements during Eid al-Fitr to make sure that the festival in the country ends peacefully. Also Read - Pakistani Man Urges India to Return ‘Spy' Pigeon, Says Code Attached to Bird's Foot Is His Phone Number | Watch
Eid al-Fitr in Malaysia
Like Indonesia, Muslims living in Malaysia will also start searching for the moon in a few minutes from now. Muslims living in Malaysia will today complete their 29th day of their fast and the country has also declared three days of official holiday. Mosques around the country have been lighted up to welcome the festival of Eid al-Fitr. In Malaysia, Eid is a colourful affair and the colours come in the form of traditional costumes ‘Baju Melayu’ for men and ‘Baju Kurung’ for women. Some reports suggest that Malaysians of multicultural and multi-religious ethnicity celebrate Eid al-Fitr for a month. The Muslims living in Malaysia follow the tradition of open-house gatherings which could go on for a month.
The cops in Malaysia have made special arrangements to make sure that the festival ends smoothly. To get updates on moon sighting and official declaration of Eid al-Fitr in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei stay tuned here.