Eid-ul-Fitr 2021: Date and Significance
The festival is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal month, which comes after Ramzan.
The holy month of Ramzan, also know as Ramadan, started from 14 April 2021 in India. Muslim community all around the world consider this month to be the holiest of all.
The holy month of Ramzan is followed by the festival Eid-ul-Fitr. The festival is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal month, which comes after Ramzan. It is marked by the sighting of the crescent moon.
Muslims all over the world keep Roza, a holy fast from sunrise till sunset during Ramzan. They have a meal early in the morning called ‘Sehri’ and conclude their fast with ‘Iftar’, an evening meal. Last fast of the month is observed on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr.
People celebrate the festival of Eid by praying, wearing new clothes, and enjoying the day with friends and family.
When Is Eid-ul-Fitr 2021?
Eid al-Fitr is observed only when the new moon appears in the sky. Depending on the sighting of the new moon, all months under Islamic calendar are of 29 or 30 days. If the moon is not sighted on the 29th day, the month completes 30 days, which is followed by the beginning of the new month.
So if the moon is sighted on 12 May in India, Eid will be celebrated on 13 May. But if it is not sighted on 12th, then Eid will be celebrated on 14 May 2021.
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