The holy month of Ramadan 2019 is coming to an end and Muslims around the globe are getting ready to celebrate Eid-al-fitr, which is also known as the “Festival of Breaking the Fast”.
Eid 2019 may be celebrated on different dates in different parts of the world, depending on when the Moon will be sighted. Every year, the dates of Eid-ul-fitr change, depending on the phases of the Moon.
The Muslim calendar is based on the lunar cycle. Eid-ul-fitr marks the end of the month of long fasts, which are typically observed from dawn to dusk.
During Ramadan, fasting or observing the Roza begins daily with a pre-dawn meal called Sehri or Suhur and ends with a post-sunset meal called Iftar.
Moon Sighting date and timing
The UAE today declared Tuesday or June 4, 2019 as the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations and the same date also marks the beginning of Eid celebrations in India.
The Ramadan fasting will end with the sighting of the crescent moon in the sky, the timings for which may vary and haven’t been confirmed yet. If the moon is not sighted today, then the celebrations are held on the next day.
June 4th marks the 30th day of Ramadan as per Islamic calendar, which is why Eid 2019 is going to be celebrated today, which also marks the first day of the month of Shawwal.