Eid to Be Celebrated on 16 June Across India and 15 June in Kerala
New Delhi’s iconic Jama Masjid lit up ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr. 
New Delhi’s iconic Jama Masjid lit up ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr. (Photo: Abhilash Mallick/The Quint)

Eid to Be Celebrated on 16 June Across India and 15 June in Kerala

Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan, will be celebrated across the country except Kerala on Saturday as the moon was not sighted on 14 June.

Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari made the announcement on Thursday evening after a meeting with the moon-sighting committee in New Delhi, a senior official at the city's historic mosque said.

"The moon was not sighted today. So, that means the Eid will be celebrated on Saturday in Delhi and several other parts of the country," he told PTI on 14 June.

In Kerala, Eid will be celebrated tomorrow as the moon was sighted in Kozhikode, a top cleric said.

Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramzan, symbolises peace and brotherhood.

The festival is celebrated with elaborate feasts and many offer prayers at mosques and idgahs. People, especially children, dress up in their traditional fineries to mark the festival that spreads the message of brotherhood and communal amity.

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