Eid celebrations in Jammu & Kashmir marred by clashes between protestors & security forces

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have declared June 4 as the first day of Eidul Fitr. — Reuters  File

Chand Raat 2019 is likely to be celebrated in India on Tuesday, June 4.

Most businesses close during Eid, as people dress up and visit relatives, enjoying their first daytime meals in a lunar month.

Some Muslims have already kicked off the celebrations for Eid al-Fitr, but others are waiting until a day later.

However, the celebrations can last for up to three days.

In Gaza, mosques blared with Eid calls Monday evening, shortly after Saudi Arabia announced the end of Ramadan, only to be interrupted swiftly when the Palestinian Grand Mufti in Jerusalem said they could not spot the crescent, thus extending Ramadan by one more day.

Muslim-majority countries generally honour the jubilant occasion over three days as it an official holiday for their residents. He added that Muslims around the world who participated in the holy month of Ramadan "have, no doubt, emerged from the holy month of Ramadan with a stronger character and with the ability to subject their desires and emotions to their will".

The provincial government had declared Tuesday the first day of the post-Ramazan religious festival following the announcement of the sighting of Shawwal moon by a private Ruet Hilal committee based in Peshawar's historic Masjid Qasim Ali Khan.

The timing varies from country to country, with some following the moonrise in Mecca and others using local sightings.

If skywatchers do not see the moon then Ramadan is supposed to roll over for another day.

The Chairman Senate Mir Sadiq Sanjrani and Deputy Speaker National Assembly, Muhammad Qasim Khan Suri are also celebrating Eid in Quetta. "This is confirmed by the HM Nautical Almanac Office".

Many countries have opted to celebrate Eid on Wednesday, June 5.

The celebrations of Eid-Ul-Fitr were marred by violence in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar city on Wednesday as stone-pelters came out on the streets and waved flags of Pakistan and dreaded terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The tradition of hosting Ramadan or Eid dinners has continued ever since with Barack Obama hosting his last one in July 2016.



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