When is Eid 2017?


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 2017 will begin in the evening of Sunday , 25 June and ends in the evening of Monday , 26 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 2017, people of Saudi Arabia are to observe this blessed festival on June 25.

  • India and Pakistan- The Muslims of India and Pakistan will be indulging in the joy of divinity on June 25.


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 2017
Sun April 23, 2017 Lailat al Miraj
Thu May 11, 2017 Lailat al Bara'ah
Sat May 27, 2017 Ramadan (start)
Tue Jun 20, 2017 Laylat al Kadr
Sun Jun 25, 2017 Eid-al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Thu Aug 31, 2017 Waqf al Arafa - Hajj
Fri Sep 01, 2017 Eid-al-Adha
Thu Sep 21, 2017 Hijra - Islamic New Year
Sun Oct 1, 2017 Day of Ashura / Muharram
Sat Dec 02, 2017 Milad un Nabi
Islamic Dates 2017
1st Ramadan 27th may
Eid ul Fitr 25th June
Eid ul Adha 01st September
1st Muharram 1439 20th September
10th Muharram 20th October


Last Updated: 21st june, 2017