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Eid-al-Fitr 2024 moon sighting Highlights: India to celebrate Eid on April 11 except THESE places

Eid-al-Fitr 2024 moon sighting Highlights: Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Qatar will celebrate Eid on April 10, Wednesday. Crescent moon was not sighted in Delhi, Lucknow, Hyderabad, whereas Kerala and Kargil confirmed the Shawwal crescent moon sight on April 9

Eid-al-Fitr 2024 moon sighting Highlights: Crescent moon was not visible in Delhi, Lucknow, Hyderabad. Hence Eid celebration will be held on April 11.Premium
Eid-al-Fitr 2024 moon sighting Highlights: Crescent moon was not visible in Delhi, Lucknow, Hyderabad. Hence Eid celebration will be held on April 11.

Eid-al-Fitr 2024 moon sighting Highlights: The date of the Eid celebration depends on the Shawwal crescent moon sighting. Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Qatar have declared that Eid will be celebrated on April 10. The crescent moon was not spotted in Delhi, Hyderabad, and Lucknow. Hence, Eid celebrations will be held on April 11.

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Several cities in India confirmed the moonsighting on April 9, which means that Eid-al-Fitr will be celebrated in those areas tomorrow. So far, Kargil and Kerala have confirmed the sighting of the crescent moon on Tuesday. 

Experts speculate that the moon sighting might be impacted by the total solar eclipse. Reports claim that the crescent moon might not be seen shortly after the eclipse - therefore, delaying the moon sighting until April 9, 2024. The festival will be celebrated a day after the sighting of the crescent moon. Eid al-Fitr or Ramadan Eid marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

This blog has ended, click here to catch latest updates on Eid-al-Fitr 2024 celebrations across the world 

09 Apr 2024, 06:22:55 AM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 moon sighting LIVE: Bihar govt announces holiday for teachers on Eid

The Bihar government on Monday announced holidays for school teachers on Eid-ul-Fitr and Ram Navami. According to a statement issued by the Education Department, CM Nitish Kumar took "discomfiture" among teachers because of the residential training programme that deprived them of the holidays. The CM has ordered that the holidays be given on April 10 and 11 for Eid-ul-Fitr. 

08 Apr 2024, 10:59:46 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 moon sighting LIVE: Saudi says Eid holiday to start Wednesday — Why it's important for India?

Saudi Arabia, home to Islam's holiest shrines, announced Monday that the holiday of Eid al-Fitr marking the end of the Ramadan fast will begin on Wednesday. "Supreme Court declares tomorrow the last day of #Ramadan and Wednesday the first day of #Eid Al-Fitr," the official Saudi Press Agency said on its X account. 

The moon sighting in Saudi Arabia holds significance for India. Due to the time difference, India, except Kerala, typically celebrates Eid a day later than Saudi Arabia. If moon is sighted in Saudi Arabia tomorrow, then India will celebrate Eid on Thursday, April 11.

08 Apr 2024, 10:32:41 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 moon sighting LIVE: Bihar govt declares holiday for teachers on Eid

The Bihar government has announced holidays for school teachers on Eid-ul-Fitr and Ram Navami. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has ordered that the holidays be given on April 10 and 11 for Eid-ul-Fitr and April 17 for Ram Navami, it said. According to a statement issued by the Education Department, the CM took "discomfiture" among teachers because of the residential training programme that deprived them of the holidays.

08 Apr 2024, 09:54:55 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 moon sighting LIVE: Shawwal crescent moon sighting in US 

The US Naval Observatory has said, "The sighting of the lunar crescent within one day of new moon is usually difficult. The crescent at this time is quite thin, has a low surface brightness, and can easily be lost in the twilight. Generally, the lunar crescent will become visible to suitably-located, experienced observers with good sky conditions about one day after new moon. However, the time that the crescent actually becomes visible varies quite a bit from one month to another. Naked-eye sightings as early as 15.5 hours after new moon have been reliably reported while observers with telescopes have made reliable reports as early as 12.1 hours after new moon."

08 Apr 2024, 09:53:33 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 moon sighting LIVE: Shawwal crescent moon sighting in Pakistan 

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 moon sighting:  In Pakistan, the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee to meet on Tuesday evening for Shawwal moon sighting. The Met Office predicted that the first day of Eid ul Fitr would fall on April 10, as the Shawwal moon was expected to be sighted on April 9. PMD said the crescent would be born on April 8 at 11:21 pm and it would be aged between 19 and 20 hours the next day around Maghrib prayer.

08 Apr 2024, 09:46:24 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 moon sighting LIVE: Shawwal crescent moon sighting in Morocco 

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 moon sighting: Morocco’s Islamic Affairs Ministry announced that the crescent moon sighting for Eid Al Fitr will take place on Tuesday.

08 Apr 2024, 09:39:48 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 moon sighting LIVE: Shawwal crescent moon sighting in Australia 

The Australian Fatwa Council has confirmed that the Shawwal crescent will be born on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at specific times in Sydney and Perth and it will be the last day of Ramadan while Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

08 Apr 2024, 09:38:26 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 moon sighting LIVE: Shawwal crescent moon sighting in Qatar

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 moon sighting: First day of Shawwal and Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 will be on Wednesday, April 10 in Qatar.

08 Apr 2024, 09:04:39 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 moon sighting LIVE: Crescent not sighted in Saudi Arabia. Eid Al Fitr will be on April 10 in Saudi Arabia

Crescent not sighted in Saudi Arabia. Eid Al Fitr will be on April 10 in Saudi Arabia

08 Apr 2024, 08:50:43 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 moon sighting LIVE: Preparations begin in Saudi to sight the Shawwal crescent

Preparations begin to sight the Shawwal crescent in Saudi Arabia at the main observatories of Sudair and Tumair.

08 Apr 2024, 08:39:01 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 moon sighting LIVE: Saudi Meteorology issues statement on Shawwal crescent sighting expectations tonight, amid total lunar eclipse

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 moon sighting: Saudi Meteorology has issued a statement on Shawwal crescent sighting: “We expect that visibility will not be good for seeing the Shawwal crescent in Central regions, Sudair and Tumair due to heavy clouds." It added, “Today, the weather is suitable for observing the Eid al-Fitr crescent in the north and west of the Kingdom."

08 Apr 2024, 08:20:45 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 moon sighting LIVE:   Eid al-Fitr 2024 in India on April 10 or 11? How Saudi moon sighting comes into play

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 moon sighting: Eid al-Fitr falls on a different day every year. India is expected to observe the festivities tentatively on April 10 or 11 this year, depending on the sighting of the moon. 

08 Apr 2024, 08:03:26 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 moon sighting LIVE:  Eid Al Fitr date and timing in India, its history and significance

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 moon sighting: Eid marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and is also known as Eid-al-Fitr or Meethi Eid. Click here to know its date, history and significance.

08 Apr 2024, 07:22:47 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 moon sighting LIVE: Shoppers throng markets in Kashmir ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 moon sighting: Markets in Kashmir were abuzz with activity on Monday as people in large numbers were out to shop for Eid-ul-Fitr festival, which will be celebrated this week to mark the culmination of the Muslim fasting month of Ramzan. Bakeries, confectioneries, mutton and chicken outlets, readymade garments and crockery stores witnessed a heavy rush of customers as Muslims started preparing for the festival. 

Eid-ul Fitr will be celebrated either on Wednesday or Thursday depending on the sighting of the crescent on Tuesday

08 Apr 2024, 07:16:48 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 moon sighting LIVE: When moon sighting is expected in India?

India, along with other South Asian countries, will observe the festival on Wednesday, April 10 if the moon is sighted in Saudi Arabia today, with Eid celebrations in the country tomorrow. 

If moon is sighted in Saudi Arabia tomorrow, then India will celebrate Eid on Thursday, April 11.

The sighting of the crescent moon in Saudi Arabia today, on April 8 holds significance for Eid al-Fitr celebrations in India. Due to the time difference, India typically celebrates Eid a day later than Saudi Arabia.

 In India, Kerala is the only state where Eid al-Fitr celebrations are determined based on a sighting of the moon in Saudi Arabia. As a result, the state marks celebrations on the same date as Saudi Arabia.

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