Eid-ul-Fitr is likely not to be celebrated tomorrow. Government of India cancelled the public holiday.
In a fresh alert issued by PIB, Government of India announced that all Central Government Administrative Offices will not remain closed tomorrow on account of Eid-ul-Fitr. Instead, the holiday would be observed on July 7. The government has taken the decision after several Muslim clerics and geographical experts have predicted that the Eid moon will not be sighted today.
In India, the entire nation goes into a celebratory mood with the arrival of Eid-ul-Fitr. Holiday across public and private sector is observed. For the devout it means another day of fasting.
The Gulf Arab countries have announced that the Eid al-Fitr festival, which marks the end of holy month of Ramadan, will be celebrated on July 6. Ramadan is the time the holy book, the Qu’ran, was revealed to mankind through Prophet Muhammad.
The official news agencies of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait quoted religious authorities as saying on Monday that the annual feast will begin on Wednesday after failing to sight the moon that marks the start of the three-day festival.
The conclusion of Ramadan for U.S. Muslims will take place on July 6, 2016.
The starting day of Eid varies every year and from country to country depending on geographical location.