Last Updated: 23rd May, 2019

When is Eid 2019

Eid-ul-Fitr 2019 will begin in the evening of Tuesday, 4 June and ends in the evening of Wednesday, 5 June Dates may vary.

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.

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 2019, people of Saudi Arabia are to observe this blessed festival on June 5.

  • India and Pakistan- The Muslims of India and Pakistan will be indulging in the joy of divinity on June 5.


 


 

Special Islamic Days
04th April Shab e Meraj 2019
Thursday, 27th Rajab 1440h
21st April Shab e Barat 2019
Sunday, 15th Shaban 1440h
1st June Laylat al Qadr
Saturday, 27th Ramadan 1440h
4th June Eid al Fitr 2019
Tuesday, 1st Shawwal 1440h
19th Aug Hajj 2019
Sunday, 8th Dhul Hijjah 1439h
8th Aug Hajj 2019
Thursday, 7th Dhul Hijjah 1440h
11th Aug Eid al Adha 2019
Sunday, 10th Dhul Hijjah 1440h
31st Aug Muharram 2019
Saturday, 1st Muharram 1441h
08th Sep Ashura 2019
Sunday, 9th Muharram 1441h
9th Nov 12 Rabi ul Awal 2019
Saturday, 12th Rabi Al-Awwal 1441h
Eid ul-Fitar Calendar
Date Day Year
July 5 Tuesday 2016
June 26 Monday 2017
June 15 Friday, 2018
June 5 Wednesday 2019
May 24 Sunday 2020