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.
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.
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.
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|
|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|
|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