When is Eid 2018?


Eid ul-Fitar, a widely celebrated Islamic festival announces the end of almost 30 days of fasting, popularly called as Ramadan. Along with concluding the month of Ramadan, the day of Eid also indicates the commencement of the month of Shawwal.

Eid al-Fitr 2018 will begin in the evening of Thursday , 14 June and ends in the evening of Friday , 15 June Dates may vary.


The variance of date

  • This day closes the most holy month for Muslims worldwide. A time of feasting, praying and socializing, Eid ul-Fitar does not have a fixed date.

  • Eid is observed as per the sight of new moon which is why the beginning of any lunar month of Hijri varies every year.

  • The confusion of when is Eid to be celebrated persists till the very end of the fasting period, as the religious authorities of each locality/nation has the right to declare the final date of celebration according to the sighting of the new moon in the region they are located.


Reasons Behind the Variance

  • Conventionally the festival is to be observed after the 29th day of Ramadan immediately subsequent to the observance of the crescent moon post the sunset.

  • However, sometimes due to cloudy sky or the brightness of the sky in the West during the evening causes delay in the vision of the moon.

  • Delay in sighting the moon shifts the celebration of Eid to the next day.

Time of Eid ul-Fitar in Different Nations

  • Generally, the date of celebration as announced by the religious authorities at Saudi Arabaia is followed by the Muslims of various nations.

  • Saudi Arabia- In the year 2018, people of Saudi Arabia are to observe this blessed festival on June 15.

  • India and Pakistan- The Muslims of India and Pakistan will be indulging in the joy of divinity on June 15.


Eid ul-Fitar Calendar
Date Day Year
July 5 Tuesday 2016
June 26 Monday 2017
June 15 Friday, 2018
June 5 Wednesday 2018
May 24 Sunday 2020
Islam Holidays in 2018
Fri Apr 13, 2018 Lailat al Miraj
Tue May 01, 2018 Lailat al Bara'ah
Wed May 16, 2018 Ramadan (start)
Mon Jun 11, 2018 Laylat al Kadr
Fri Jun 15, 2018 Eid-al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Mon Aug 20, 2018 Waqf al Arafa - Hajj
Tue Aug 21, 2018 Eid-al-Adha
Tue Sep 11, 2018 Hijra - Islamic New Year
Thu Sep 20, 2018 Day of Ashura / Muharram
Wed Nov 21, 2018 Milad un Nabi
Islamic Dates 2018
1st Ramadan 16th May
Eid ul Fitr 14th June
Eid ul Adha 21 Aug
1st Muharram 1439 11th Sep
10th Muharram 21th Sep


Last Updated: 2nd January, 2017