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Wednesday, Jul 30 , 2014 ( Shawwal, 1435)

Updated:10:00 PM GMT

When is Your `Eid?

OnIslam Staff
When is Your `Eid-2013

CAIRO – With `Eid around the corner, millions of Muslims worldwide are preparing to bid farewell to the holy fasting month of Ramadan, 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.

All About `Eid Al-Fitr

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

During `Eid days, families and friends exchange visits to express well wishes and children, wearing new clothes bought especially for `Eid, enjoy going out in parks and open fields.

The majority of Muslims worldwide were united in starting Ramadan fasting on Wednesday, July 10. And Astronomical calculations indicate that the three-day `Eid will fall on Thursday, August 8.

Kindly use the "Add 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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