Pakistan to celebrate Eidul Fitr on Saturday

Jun 16, 2018, 17:53
Pakistan to celebrate Eidul Fitr on Saturday

Pakistani Muslims exchange Eid greetings to one another after offering Eidul Fitr prayers at an Eidgah ground in Karachi on June 16, 2018.

Celebrate Eid, which has been running for seven years, saw a 10-fold increase this year compared with its opening year in 2011, when 12,000 Muslims gathered to mark the end of Ramadan.

Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee has announced that Eidul Fitr will be celebrated on Saturday (tomorrow) across Pakistan because Shawal moon of 1439AH was not sighted on Thursday.

The moon sighting committee under the Islamic Foundation decides when Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in Bangladesh.

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President Hassan Rouhani, in an Eid al-Fitr message, added: "I believe the land of Palestine will be returned to owners of the land with the help by god".

The observance begins the morning after the crescent moon is visibly sighted, marking the beginning of the new month.

It occurs at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, which ended on June 14 this year.

The head of state noted that Eid al-Fitr celebrations become a triumph of humanism, unity and equality in Azerbaijani society each year.

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The UAE's moon sighting committee uses a two pronged approach, first searching for the new moon using telescopes and then confirming the new moon by sighting it with the naked eye. Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and Japan will celebrate Eidul Fitr on June 15 (Friday).

Every Muslim household feasts on sewaiyaan kheer, which is why the festival is also called "meethi Eid". They also exchange gifts with friends and families.

Eid al-Fitr translates from Arabic to "festival of breaking the fast". It's also traditional to give to the poor on Eid.

"It is like both Thanksgiving and Christmas" Dr. Anis Ansari, the Former President of Clinton Islamic Center, spoke about the celebration with TV6 "Many people wear costumes, of their culture, and it is something to see".

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