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When Is Eid al Fitr?

Most parts of the world will observe 1st day of Eid on 26th June, Monday, and 177th day of the Gregorian calendar year 2017. Rest of the few countries will observe it on 25th June and very unlikely on 27th June by couple countries is expected.

Dates of Eid ul Fitr in 2017

Country First Day of Eid 2017 Status
USA 25th June Highly expected, else on 26th June
India 26th June Confirmed
Saudi Arabia 25th June Almost Confirmed
United Kingdom (UK) 26th June Confirmed
Canada 26th June Highly expected, else on 25th June
Mexico 25th June Highly expected, else on 26th June
Egypt 26th June Highly Expected, very unlikely on 25th June
Bangladesh 26th June Confirmed
France 26th June Confirmed
Norway 26th June Highly expected, else on 27th June
Italy 26th June Confirmed
Pakistan 26th June Confirmed, in Whole Pakistan
Turkey 25th June Highly Expected
Germany 25th June Confirmed
Australia 25th & 26th June Two Eids are Expected
UAE 25th June Expected
Egypt 25th June As per Astronomical calculation, not by moon sighting
Qatar 25th June Follows Saudi Arabia
Oman 26th June Confirmed, Local Sighting
South Africa 25th June Expected, Possible via optical aid and if weather remains clear
Kuwait 25th June Follows Saudi Arabia
Malaysia 25th June Astronomical Calculation, June 26th if follows local moon sighting
Indonesia 25th & 26th June Two Eids Expected, as per Astronomical Calculation and Local moon sighting, respectively
Philippines 25th June Follows KSA, not possible by local moon sighting
Bahrain 25th June Highly Expected, Else on Jue 26th

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When Is Eid al Adha in 2017? It is estimated to be on 1st September, Friday, and 244th day of the year 2017 in Gregorian calendar.

Note: Please, it is highly recommended to contact your local mosque or look for the announcements by officials on country / state level for precise dates. Thank you!

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The word EID is an Arabic word, which has meaning of Happiness, Celebration, Joy, Rejoice, Bustles, etc. Every year Muslims across the world celebrate two different EIDs every year. Eid / Eid al Fitr/ Eid ul Fitr, and Eid al Adha / Eid ul Adha / Eid ul Azha are the Muslims religious festivals and Holidays.

Eid al Fitr marks the end of Holy month of Ramadan and has been celebrated in a resounding way every year on the very first day of the Shawwal; the 10th month of Islamic Calendar. Eid ul Fitr is also known as the "Feast of Breaking the Fast". The Eid al Fitr day starts by performing the special Eid salat in the morning usually in large grounds, depends on the number of attendees. After offering Salat and hearing Eid sermon, Muslims hug and greet each other with warmth. On this day, Muslims used to fear new fresh clothes and liked to start their day with Dates or any other sweet dish like Sawaiyan, etc., and also express happiness by passing gifts, by participating or inviting families, friends, relatives, neighbors, and others in lunch or dinner gatherings, etc.

Eid al Adha which is also known as Feast of the Sacrifice, celebrated to commemorate Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son for God. Eid ul Adha marks the end of the annual Hajj to Mecca. Eid al Adha include following events,

* Wearing new clothes or the available one in the best condition.
* Offering Eid Salat in the morning.
* Meet and greet.
* Sacrifice of animal, usually, a sheep, cow, goat, buffalo or camel.
* Donating one-third of the sacrifice meat to friends and neighbors.
* Donating one-third or more of the sacrifice meat to the poor and needy.
* Gathering of relatives, friends, family, and others lunch or dinners.

Note: we highly recommended you to contact your local mosque or look for the announcements by officials on country / state level for precise dates of Eid ul Fitr 2017 and, Eid ul Adha 2017. Thank you!