Eid Celebration on Friday or Saturday?
August 8, 2013

The Muslim community residing in the city has started preparing for the Eid-ul-Fitr celebration but it is yet to be decided whether Eid will be celebrated on Friday or Saturday. Today’s sighting of the moon would determine whether the festival will be celebrated on Friday or Saturday. Eid is on Friday, but if moon is not sighted on Thursday, it will be celebrated on Saturday and that too only if the moon is seen on Friday night.

A committee of scholars from Jama Masjid, New Delhi, will decide the date. Eid-ul-Fitr ends the fasting month of ramzan, which could be either 29 or 30 days. Eid is a day of merriment and thanksgiving. Members of the community celebrate by gathering with friends and family, preparing delicacies, wearing new clothes, giving each other gifts and putting up lights and other decorations in their homes.
It is believed that breaking the fast with date or kheer is propitious. Fitr, which means charity, is another important activity during the day. It is compulsory for Muslims, especially those financially sound, to give away charity. Every person has to give a minimum of Rs 32 on behalf of each family member to underprivileged Muslims.

Related News
 Foundation-Laying Of Parking Lot Missed by Half of Congress Councillors
 70 Kg Sweets Destroyed By Health Officials
 Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to visit Punjab
 Goat and Meat Expensive Thanks to Bakra Eid
 A/C Manufacturer, Local Electronics Outlet Face Penalty
 Good News for Cancer Patients
 Brave Girl Fights Off Mobile Thief
 Rs 90,850 Collected In Five Days at the Mansa Devi Shrine October 10, 2013
 Over 1,600 Stray Animals Injured This Year: Survey
 High Voltage Electricity Damages Appliances in Panchkula