When is Eid 2024 in India? Eid al-Fitr date and moonrise time

As the crescent moon marks the end of Ramadan, Muslims worldwide prepare to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, a joyous occasion marking the end of the holy month.

Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting, prayer and reflection. During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food and drink from dawn to dusk, focusing on self-discipline, empathy for the less fortunate, and strengthening their connection with Allah (God). Eid-ul-Fitr is a reward for completing the fast and a time to express gratitude for Allah’s blessings.

The exact date of Eid al-Fitr 2024 can be confusing, as it depends on the sighting of the crescent moon.

The answer lies in the Islamic lunar calendar. Unlike the Gregorian calendar we commonly use, the Islamic calendar is based on the moon cycle. This means that Islamic months are 29 or 30 days long, and the dates of religious holidays change slightly each year.

In India, confirmation of Eid al-Fitr depends on the sighting of the crescent moon, which marks the beginning of the month of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Islamic calendar.

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 in India: Know the date and time of moon sighting

The official confirmation of Eid-ul-Fitr in India has not been announced yet. The sighting of the crescent moon on the evening of April 9 will determine the date of the celebration.

Two possible scenarios:

  • Moon visible on April 9: If the crescent moon is visible on the evening of April 9, then Eid-ul-Fitr in India will be celebrated on Thursday, April 10, 2024.
  • Moon not seen on 9th April: If the moon is not seen on 9th April then wait for Eid-ul-Fitr will continue. In such a situation, Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in India on Friday, 11 April 2024.

Islamic Center of India chief Maulana Khalid Rashid Firangi Mahali issued an advisory for Eid-ul-Fitr: “If the moon is visible today then Eid will be celebrated on April 10, otherwise it will be celebrated on April 11.”

Video | Maulana Khalid Rashid Firangi Mahali, head of the Islamic Center of India, has issued an advisory for Eid-ul-Fitr. He said this while congratulating the people on this occasion.

“If the moon is visible today then Eid will be celebrated on 10th April, otherwise it will be celebrated on 10th April…” pic.twitter.com/pY0FnuTDab

– Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) 9 April 2024

The night before Eid-ul-Fitr, known as Chand Raat (Night of the Moon), holds great significance. Muslims eagerly await the announcement of the moon’s sighting, often gathering on rooftops or open spaces to catch a glimpse of the crescent moon. Moon timings in different parts of India are as follows:

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