Eid-ul-Fitr 2023 Dates:
Traditionally, Eid-ul-Fitr, also known as ‘Chand Raat’, begins at sunset when the crescent moon is first visible.
Eid ul Fitr is a devout festival for all Muslims around the world. It is the end of the holy month of Ramadan, when it crosses from black to black.
This year, it will be celebrated on Friday, April 21st or Saturday, April 22nd. However, the exact date depends on sightings in the month of Shawwal in 1444, the tenth month of the Islamic calendar.
Islamic countries are expected to see Shawar’s crescent moon on Thursday, April 20, the International Astronomical Center said, which would likely mark the end of Ramadan. You may not be able to spot the crescent moon with the naked eye or a telescope, but some Muslim countries may be able to see it,” the report added. Al Fitr is celebrated on Saturday 22nd April.
This festival is known to have been started by the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. Certain lore holds that it originated in Medina after Muhammad emigrated from Mecca.
This day is a day to give thanks to Almighty Allah for everything we have. Muslims are believed to have been commanded by Allah to fast until the last day of Ramadan. According to the holy Koran, believers must pay Zakat al-Fitr before performing Eid prayers.
Eid-ul-Fitr is a significant Islamic holiday that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims observe a month-long fast from dawn till dusk. This holiday is celebrated worldwide by Muslims, who gather together to pray, share meals, exchange gifts and express gratitude to Allah for his blessings. The festival also signifies the breaking of the fast, and it is an opportunity for Muslims to reflect on their spiritual journey during Ramadan and strengthen their faith. The celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr promotes unity and social cohesion within Muslim communities, as it is a time for families, friends, and neighbors to come together in joyous celebration.