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Ramadan ends, Friday Eid al-Fitr; president sends congratulations

Ramadan ends, Friday Eid al-Fitr; president sends congratulations

The moon-sighting committee has announced that the first day of the month of Shawwal, and therefor the first day of Eid Al Fitr, will be Friday.

Here's everything you need to know about Eid al-Fitr, when Eid al-Fitr 2018 is and how to celebrate Eid in the UK.

Eid al - Fitr is also an opportunity for families to visit each other and share a delicious breakfast. The festival has a particular salat (Islamic prayer) and is generally offered in an open field or a large hall or the idgah.

Otherwise, the next day is counted as the 30th and last day of the ongoing month and the next day is the first day of the new month. According to the Gazi Council, 5-10 manats should be given by each person.

"There are fewer chances of the Eid moon being sighted today", the Met Office said while stating that chances are higher of Eid-ul -Fitr being celebrated on Saturday, June 16, said a report by Geo News.

Because Islam has been part of America's religious landscape since colonial times, Eid has a long history in the U.S. This year it begins on Friday, June 15, and festivities will continue into the weekend.

It marks the end of the Ramadan, the month of fasting and is the only day in the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast.

Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is a time when Muslims abstain from food, drink and smoking from the "sahur" meal at sunrise to the "iftar" meal at sunset. After the common prayer, the community interchanges the festival greetings and gifts.

"It is remarkable that this year's Ramadan days coincide with the celebrations of the centenary of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, the first secular democratic state in the Muslim East".

Today, millions of Canadians are celebrating the festival and many Canadian leaders have shared their messages of support online.

It is also set to be a big weekend of shopping, with discounts of up to 90 per cent at more than 1,500 outlets at 15 malls in Abu Dhabi for a 24-hour Eid mega sale.


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