When Is Eid al Fitr?
Most parts of the world will observe 1st day of Eid on 26th June, Monday, and 177th day of the Gregorian calendar year 2018. Rest of the few countries will observe it on 25th June and very unlikely on 27th June by couple countries is expected.
Dates of Eid ul Fitr in 2018
|Country||First Day of Eid 2018||Status|
|USA||25th June||Highly expected, else on 26th June|
|Saudi Arabia||25th June||Almost Confirmed|
|United Kingdom (UK)||26th June||Confirmed|
|Canada||26th June||Highly expected, else on 25th June|
|Mexico||25th June||Highly expected, else on 26th June|
|Egypt||26th June||Highly Expected, very unlikely on 25th June|
|Norway||26th June||Highly expected, else on 27th June|
|Pakistan||26th June||Confirmed, in Whole Pakistan|
|Turkey||25th June||Highly Expected|
|Australia||25th & 26th June||Two Eids are Expected|
|Egypt||25th June||As per Astronomical calculation, not by moon sighting|
|Qatar||25th June||Follows Saudi Arabia|
|Oman||26th June||Confirmed, Local Sighting|
|South Africa||25th June||Expected, Possible via optical aid and if weather remains clear|
|Kuwait||25th June||Follows Saudi Arabia|
|Malaysia||25th June||Astronomical Calculation, June 26th if follows local moon sighting|
|Indonesia||25th & 26th June||Two Eids Expected, as per Astronomical Calculation and Local moon sighting, respectively|
|Philippines||25th June||Follows KSA, not possible by local moon sighting|
|Bahrain||25th June||Highly Expected, Else on Jue 26th|
When Is Eid al Adha in 2018? It is estimated to be on 1st September, Friday, and 244th day of the year 2018 in Gregorian calendar.
Note: Please, it is highly recommended to contact your local mosque or look for the announcements by officials on country / state level for precise dates. Thank you!
The word EID is an Arabic word, which has meaning of Happiness, Celebration, Joy, Rejoice, Bustles, etc. Every year Muslims across the world celebrate two different EIDs every year. Eid / Eid al Fitr/ Eid ul Fitr, and Eid al Adha / Eid ul Adha / Eid ul Azha are the Muslims religious festivals and Holidays.
Eid al Fitr marks the end of Holy month of Ramadan and has been celebrated in a resounding way every year on the very first day of the Shawwal; the 10th month of Islamic Calendar. Eid ul Fitr is also known as the “Feast of Breaking the Fast”. The Eid al Fitr day starts by performing the special Eid salat in the morning usually in large grounds, depends on the number of attendees. After offering Salat and hearing Eid sermon, Muslims hug and greet each other with warmth. On this day, Muslims used to fear new fresh clothes and liked to start their day with Dates or any other sweet dish like Sawaiyan, etc., and also express happiness by passing gifts, by participating or inviting families, friends, relatives, neighbors, and others in lunch or dinner gatherings, etc.
Eid al Adha which is also known as Feast of the Sacrifice, celebrated to commemorate Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son for God. Eid ul Adha marks the end of the annual Hajj to Mecca. Eid al Adha include following events,
* Wearing new clothes or the available one in the best condition.
* Offering Eid Salat in the morning.
* Meet and greet.
* Sacrifice of animal, usually, a sheep, cow, goat, buffalo or camel.
* Donating one-third of the sacrifice meat to friends and neighbors.
* Donating one-third or more of the sacrifice meat to the poor and needy.
* Gathering of relatives, friends, family, and others lunch or dinners.
Note: we highly recommended you to contact your local mosque or look for the announcements by officials on country / state level for precise dates of Eid ul Fitr 2018 and, Eid ul Adha 2018. Thank you!