Thursday, 21 June, 2018

FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holidays To Mark Eid-El-Fitr

FG declares holidays to mark Id-el Fitr GeneralFG declares holidays to mark Id-el Fitr By Joshua Odeyemi @josh_flexy | Publish Date Jun 11 2018 5:22PM
Sammy Stanley | 14 June, 2018, 10:34

The period of fasting and introspection leads up to the celebration of Eid al-Fitr, the day after Ramadan ends. In Ramzan, the 9th month of Islamic calendar, Muslims observe fast and abstain from food and water from dawn to dusk.

Muslims are now nearly at the end of their month-long fasting period known as Ramadan, which began on 16 May 2018.

The month-long Ramadan fasting ends with the sighting of the crescent moon in the sky and culminate the celebrations of Eid ul-Fitr.

The suspense over Eid date remains on till late night until it is confirmed that moon has been sighted.

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An expert privy to the matter told The Express Tribune that there are nearly "no" chances of Shawaal moon sighting on the eve of June 14.

Eid 2018 is nearly here and we couldn't be more excited.

The Eid Al Fitr holiday for private sector workers will fall on the first and second days of Shawwal, 1439 Hijri, from Friday, June 15 until Saturday, June 16. It was also added the some Islamic countries opt for telescopes to sight the moon, whereas other countries only call Ramadan when the new moon is spotted with the naked eye or without the telescopes.

The lunar month of Shawwal will begin with Eid al-Fitr (Eid ul-Fitr), also known as the festival of breaking the fast. They will resume work from Tuesday, June 19.

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