Moon not sighted, India likely to celebrate Eid on Thursday

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Riyadh: Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on July 6th in Arab countries, ruled the Saudi Supreme Court on Monday. The three-day festivities of the pious occasion mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan. India most likely would celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on July 7.

Meanwhile, no one in the Saudi kingdom sighted the crescent moon this year and hence the festival will be celebrated on the first day of the month of Shawwal in the Hijri calendar.

Saudi SC ruling said, “Since there was no sighting of the crescent moon, the first day of the month of Shawwal in the Hijri calendar falls on Wednesday.”

Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Kuwait and Africa also have announced the Eid-ul-Fitr celebration on Wednesday.

India likely to celebrate Eid on July 7

  • India usually marks the Eid festivity a day after the Arab countries celebrate it
  • Going by the equation, India most likely will celebrate Eid on July 7
  • Keral celebrates Eid along with Arab countries and hence, Eid will be celebrated in the region on July 6

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