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Monday, Sep 01 , 2014 ( Thul-Qedah, 1435)

Updated:10:00 PM GMT

When is Your `Eid?

OnIslam Staff
Eid celebration
`Eid Al-Fitr, Muslims, Ramadan

CAIRO – Preparing to bid farewell to the holy fasting month of Ramadan, Muslims all around the world are getting ready to welcome another spiritual event: `Eid Al-Fitr.

The three-day festival is one of the two main religious celebrations in Islam, together with `Eid Al-Adha.

After special prayers to mark the day, festivities and merriment start with visits to the homes of friends and relatives.

And while traditionally everyone wears new clothes for `Eid, children look forward to gifts and traditional `ediya (cash).

The majority of Muslims worldwide were united in starting Ramadan fasting on Wednesday, July 20. And Astronomical calculations indicate that the three-day `Eid will fall on Sunday, August 19.

Kindly use the "Post Your Comment" button bellow to tell us if your country of residence and/or origin follows astronomical calculations or not.

And if the moon sighting is the basis for determining the start of ` Eid, then when will that happen in your country.

OnIslam.net is wishing you a blessed ` Eid wherever you are.

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