US, Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries celebrating Eidul Fitr today
RIYADH (92 News) – Eidul Fitr is being celebrated in Saudi Arabia, Gulf states, Turkey, Malaysia and a other Muslim countries today.
Eid al-Fitr starts when the new moon is spotted in the sky, making the Eid holiday. The celebrations begin when the fasting month of Ramazan ends and the following month of Shawwal begins.
The first day of the Eidul Fitr started with prayers in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, Palestine and other Gulf countries.
Traditional greetings during the Islamic holiday begin with Eid Mubarak, which means “Have a blessed Eid.” Families gather together to pray, share meals and mark an end to the holy fasting month of Ramazan.
Iran, Oman, Morocco, South Africa, Brunei and Sri Lanka have not sighted the moon, and thus declared Monday June 26 as the first day of Eidul Fitr.
Bangladesh, Pakistan, India will be sighting the moon today (Sunday). These countries started Ramadan on May 28 and so Sunday will be the 29th of Ramadan for them.
Eidul Fitr is an official holiday in all Muslim-majority countries.