Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday

This is because the Islamic calendar - known as the Umm al-Qura calendar - is based on the moon's cycle, whereas the Gregorian one is determined by the sun.

Eid kickstarts the month of Shawwal, which begins with a feast to end the period of fasting.

The Governor said we should continue the spirit of the Ramzan during the rest of the year and seek blessings of Allah Almighty.

"Eid-ul-Fitr is also the day of sharing happiness and joy with the needy and poor", he added.

Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Azha are the two major festivals in Islam.

Summary: Hyderabad: The Moon of "Shawwal" has been sighted in Hyderabad. Ramadan celebrates the revelation of the Quran to Prophet Mohammad in 610 AD.

The Met officials have told that there is a "fair chance" of the crescent of the moon on Sunday at 1438 AH on 29th of Ramadan.

"Now, as they commemorate Eid with family and friends, they carry on the tradition of helping neighbors and breaking bread with people from all walks of life", the President said. But the Asian countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia are likely to celebrate it on Monday.

This year, Eid starts on Sunday June 25 (TODAY) and marks the start of a month of celebration.

Muslims in Kasargod district in Kerala celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr on Sunday but residents of the state's other 13 districts will celebrate the festival on Monday.

The festival is celebrated by the 1.6 billion Muslims across the globe. The decision to celebrate Eid today in this part of India is taken after moon was sighted on Saturday, local moon sighting committees announced yesterday.

  • Leroy Wright