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Eid-ul-Fitr 2022: Check moon sightings in Delhi, Mumbai, Kashmir, other cities; Here’s all you need to know

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Lucknow: Id al-Fitr or Eid-ul-Fitr is a major religious holiday observed by Muslims around the world that marks the conclusion of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. The celebration commemorates the end of the 30 days of dawn-to-dusk fasting that Muslims observe throughout the month of Ramadan.

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Since the day of Eid is determined by the sighting of the moon, there may be a slight differences in the exact date observed around the world. The actual dates of Eid ul-Fitr may not be announced until close to the ending of Ramadan. It is expected to be celebrated on May 2-3 this year.

India will be celebrating the joyous festival of Eid-al-Fitr on Tuesday (May 3) marking the end of the month of Ramadan – considered to be the holiest month in a year for Muslims. For the unversed, during Ramadan, Muslims observe fast from pre-dawn to dusk for an entire month. In addition, they indulge in holy prayers, charity and good deeds to please Allah. Eid falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal – that is the tenth month of the Hijri calendar. As Muslims follow a lunar calendar, the crescent moon is sighted to mark the change in month.

During Eid-ul-Fitr, the Muslim population around the world celebrates and performs charitable deeds, such as feeding the poor and distributing alms. People wear new clothes and meet with their loved ones after sighting the moon.

Here you will get the moon sighting time in Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Kashmir, Lucknow and other parts of India:

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Delhi: 08:27 pm

Hyderabad: 08:00 pm

Mumbai: 08:26 pm

Kashmir: 08:50 pm

Lucknow: 08:08 pm

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Unlike India, countries like Saudi Arabia, UAE, Malaysia and others will be celebrating Eid-al-Fitr on Monday (May 2).

Eid ul-Fitr commemorates the end of Ramadan’s fasting or Roza from dawn to dusk and is celebrated to thank Allah for providing strength and endurance during the month-long fasting rituals.

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid with zeal, participating in prayers that are followed by a sermon shortly after dawn.

Muslims put on new clothes and greet one another with ‘Eid Mubarak,’ and children receive gifts and money from elders, which is known as Eidi. An elaborate Eid spread is prepared, including delectable dishes such as biryani, kebabs, and sweet desserts such as Sewiyan.

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