When is Your `Eidul Fitr?

CAIRO – Millions of world Muslims are bidding farewell to the holy month of Ramadan, getting ready to welcome another spiritual event: `Eid Al-Fitr.

The three-day festival is one of the two main religious celebrations in Islam, together with `Eid Al-Adha.

After special prayers to mark the day, festivities and merriment start with visits to the homes of friends and relatives.

And while traditionally, many bask in joyous mood, wearing new clothes for `Eid, children look forward to gifts and traditional `ediya (cash).

The majority of Muslims worldwide were united this year in starting Ramadan fasting on Thursday, May 17. And Astronomical calculations indicate that the three-day `Eid will fall on Friday, June 15.

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) said that `Eid would begin on Friday, June 15.

Kindly use the “Add Comment” feature to tell us whether your country of origin or residence has already decided on the start of `Eid Al-Fitr or when a decision is expected.

AboutIslam.net is wishing you a blessed `Eid wherever you are.