Saudi, most Gulf Arabs start Eid al-Fitr on Sunday

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines will observe an 8-hour "humanitarian pause" against the Maute Group on on Sunday, June 25, in deference to the Eid'l Fitr celebration of the Muslim world. Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam. The exact date of Eid changes each year depending on a combination of the sighting of the moon and astronomical calculations.

What is IFtar and Sehr?

Thane: The holy month of Ramzan is all about fasting and feasting for the people of Muslim community. The morning time (Sehr) starts from 4 AM and evening (Iftar) will be around at 6:50 PM.

The Saudi Arabia authorities earlier announced that Sunday will be the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr 1438.

Preparations are already underway for August's Hajj, the world's largest pilgrimage, which sees Muslims from every corner of the globe travelling to Mecca. Usually, Muslims gather at one fine place, wear new clothes and do Salat al-Eid prayer and then first-day breakfast of the Ramadan.

Gifts and cards are often exchanged among friends and family.

Read: When Does Ramadan 2017 End? It is on June 26.


Tied inextricably to another pillar of Ramadan, the spirit of community, we need to start considering our nation as an entire community in and of itself.

The Taipei City government will hold an event on Sunday to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, with Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) expected to hand out "red envelopes" to Muslim participants to symbolize his wishes for their good fortune.

Scholars will start watching today for the new moon to appear to mark the end of the month-long Islamic fasting season.

In contrast, if the moon is not sighted on June 25, Muslims in the country will fast for another day and celebrate Eid on Tuesday, June 27.

The date for Eid al-Fitr, the first day of the month that follows Ramadan, is determined based on the sighting of the new moon.

In some countries, including Peru, Ecuador, and islands in the Pacific Ocean, the crescent moon will be visible with naked eye.

This holiday honours Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail, and is marked with three days off, which could mean we also get Sunday out of the office.

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