The Muslims will celebrate the most awaited Eid-ul-Fitr after a month-long fasting (rozas). However, the Eid ul-Fitr will be celebrated after the sighting of the crescent moon which will officially end the month of Ramzan. The exact timing and date will only be confirmed after the sighting of the crescent moon tonight in India.
Eid holds a great significance for Muslims who eagerly wait for the festival after keeping Rozas for good 29-30 days during Ramzan. However, confusion over Eid celebration day continues as it purely depends upon the sighting of the moon. This year, it will be either Friday (June 15) or Saturday (June 16).
The biggest part of Eid al-Fitr celebration is offering special prayers early after sunrise. While the Eid al-Fitr date still hasn’t been announced in India, timings for the congressional prayers have already been announced by various mosques and Eidgahs.
Check out the prayer timings here:
|Hyderabad||4:20 am||12:17 pm||4:53 pm||6:51 pm||8:13 pm|
|Delhi||3:49 am||12:22 pm||5:12 pm||7:20 pm||8:55 pm|
|Ahmadabad||4:27 am||12:40 pm||5:19 pm||7:26 pm||8:53 pm|
|Surat||4:32 am||12:39 pm||5:18 pm||7:22 pm||8:47 pm|
|Mumbai||4:38 am||12:39 pm||5:17 pm||7:17 pm||8:40 pm|
|Pune||4:35 am||12:35 pm||5:12 pm||7:12 pm||8:35 pm|
|Bengalore||4:34 am||12:20 pm||4:54 pm||6:47 pm||8:06 pm|
|Chennai||4:23 am||12:09 pm||4:43 pm||6:36 pm||7:55 pm|
|Calcutta||3:25 am||11:37 am||4:16 pm||6:22 pm||7:49 pm|
|Kanpur||3:44 am||12:09 pm||4:55 pm||7:03 pm||8:34 pm|
Traditionally, many Muslim-majority countries have followed the dates set by Saudi religious authorities, but in recent years many have used their own astronomical calculations. Ramzan is a holy month for the world’s nearly 1.5 billion Muslims, many of whom practise the ritual of dawn-to-dusk fasting and prayers. The Ramzan fast, in which even water is prohibited, falls on especially long summer days this year for Muslims in the Northern Hemisphere.