Afghanistan declares Sunday first day of Eid-ul-Fitr

Violet Powell
June 25, 2017

Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei have also made a decision to celebrate Eid-al-Fitr on Sunday June 25, 2017.

Later, everyone wishes each other and exchange gifts with love.

The Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA), according to astronomical calculation, has already announced that Eid will be celebrated on June 25. Traffic jams in Istanbul have become a common sight in recent years at the start of Eid as people leave the city for vacation.

Eid begins when the first new moon is seen in the sky.

The world's 1.8 million Muslims are getting ready to celebrate Eid al-Fitr (the "feast of breaking the fast"), which marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. If sighted with naked eye or binoculars, Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated on Sunday in those regions.

In Saudi Arabia, which is home to Mecca, Islam's holiest site, Eid al-Fitr will be marked with public holidays and lavish celebrations. As per reports, some of the Syrian refugees will this year celebrate Eid in Lebanon and they have been finding it hard to fetch food to break their fast every evening.

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Eid al-Fitr is one of the two biggest festivals in the Islamic tradition and it is just around the corner. We will update this article once we get a confirmation from Saudi Arabia that the Eid al-Fitr has been declared on Sunday, June 25.

Hajiya Amina Katagun, a civil servant, at the Garki Market said she was happy to witness the end of Ramadan, but lamented the high cost of foodstuff and other goods in the market.

The giving of money is a practice that is similar between Eid al-Fitr and Lunar New Year in the Chinese-speaking community.

Shearson said the day begins with Eid prayers, followed by breakfasts and brunches or lunches then, and people may take Monday and Tuesday off as well.

Marking the 85th anniversary of the song, Nazrul-Promila Parishad has chalked out elaborate programmes to observe the occasion on poet Nazrul's grave premises beside the Dhaka University Central Mosque at 5:00pm on this Eid day.

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