Countdown Begins For Eid-ul-Fitr Celebration, On Which Date Will The Moon Rise?

As the world eagerly awaits the sighting of the crescent moon, anticipation for the upcoming Eid festival reaches its peak. With just one day left, Muslims around the globe prepare to celebrate the joyous occasion.

According to the Islamic calendar, Eid marks the end of Ramadan, the ninth month, and the beginning of Shawwal, the tenth month. It signifies the conclusion of a month-long fasting period observed by Muslims worldwide.

Throughout Ramadan, followers of Islam abstain from food and drink from dawn until dusk, practicing self-discipline and spiritual reflection. It is only after sunset that they break their fast with fruits and water.

Traditionally, the sighting of the Eid moon heralds the festivities. However, recent reports indicate that in several countries, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, Turkey, and Iran, the moon was not sighted on the evening of April 8th.

Consequently, these countries will celebrate Eid on April 10th, Wednesday. Meanwhile, in Saudi Arabia, where the moon sighting remained elusive, fasting will continue until Tuesday evening.

On the other hand, Moroccan authorities have announced that they will monitor the skies again on Tuesday, offering hope for Eid celebrations to commence on Wednesday.

In the event the moon remains unseen, countries in South Asia and beyond will observe Eid on Thursday, April 11th, after completing thirty days of Ramadan.

Regardless of the date, Muslims worldwide eagerly anticipate the culmination of Ramadan and the joyful festivities that accompany Eid. Anticipation and excitement fill the hearts of Muslims everywhere, ready to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with joy, gratitude, and unity.

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