Pune: Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Monday to mark the end of fasting month of Ramzan. The decision to celebrate the festival on Sunday came following the sighting of the moon of Shawwal, the month following Ramzan. The festival marks the culmination of fasting and holy month of Ramzan.
“The moon has been sighted. Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on June 26, 2017,” Pune Hilal (Chand) committee said in a statement.
The Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari said, ““Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated tomorrow as the Eid moon was sighted in Bihar, West Bengal, Assam and Uttar Pradesh today.”
Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is observed as a fasting period by Muslims who abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset.
Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated at the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Since Muslims follow the lunar calendar, the sighting of moon determines the end of Ramadan. Eid-ul-Fitr is the most important festival for the Muslim community across the world.
In India, the nation goes into a celebratory mood with the arrival of Eid-ul-Fitr. Holiday across public and private sector is observed.