Eid ka Chand Eid or Eid al-Fitr celebrations is totally based and depends on the sighting or appearance of the crescent moon which is also addressed as the “Eid Ka Chand”, and the auspicious sighting confirms the date of Eid celebrations which also marks the end of the holy month of Ramadaan.
The holy month of Ramadaan has almost come to an end, and Muslims globally are enthusiastically waiting for the celebration of Eid al-Fitr. Ramadaan 2017 started from 26th May 2017, and the holy month will be, come to end on 24th June 2017. The celebration of Ramzan Eid is expected to fall between the evening of June 25 and June 26.
Still, the exact time of the Eid al-Fitr is depended on the sighting and appearances’ of the moon as moon plays an important role is the Eid al-Fitr celebration.
, and the exact date is dependent on the moon sighting for Eid. Eid celebrations are based on the appearance of the crescent moon which is referred to as “Eid Ka Chand”, and the auspicious sighting confirms the date of Eid celebrations and marks the end of the holy month of Ramadaan.
So mainly the Eid al-Fitr 2017 depends on the sighting of the crescent moon which is often referred to as ‘Shawwal’ moon and the Islamic people all over the world have been observing the one month long fast for Ramadaan 2017, and the sighting of the ‘Shawwal’ moon will mark the end of their fasting and the holy month.
The appearances’ of the ‘Shawwal’ moon also marked the, rejoices and celebrations of the Eid al-Fitr. Eid al-Fitr is one of the most important festivals in Islam and is celebrated with a great grandeur globally.
The date of Eid 2017 will vary in different parts of the world. But globally the perfect date is announced as 25th and 26th June 2017.
As we await the moon sighting and the grand celebration of Eid 2017, here are some important details of Eid ka Chand and about the celebration of the Eid al-Fitr we need to know!
What is Eid ka Chand?
Eid Ka Chand is the sighting of the crescent moon which marks the end of Ramadaan and people in the Muslim community often pronounce this phrase Chand Mubarak to wish Eid al-Fitr to their friends and family.
The Islamic calendar is a lunar one, it is in co-ordination with the cycle of the moon and as the month of Ramadaan too begins with the sighting of the crescent moon, so the last day is simply decided in accordance with the ‘shawwal’ moon.
Eid al-Fitr Date in India and in world
Eid al-Fitr will most likely fall on June 26, 2017. Eid-al-Fitr is celebrated on the day which comes as per the Islamic calendar. Though, the date can be changed according to the Gregorian calendar.
Eid al-Fitr is the first day of the month of Shawwal so on this day it is also indicating the end of the month-long fasting of the holy month Ramadaan which is traditionally followed by Muslims globally.
The date of Eid al-Fitr alters as per the different time zones, however, the cautious tentative date is reported, from the evening of June 25 to the evening of June 26.
How is Eid al-Fitr celebrated?
Eid celebrations usually started in the early morning when people gather together in mosques and in various religious sights to offer their prayers to Allah. Muslims all over the world also get ready with new dresses and enjoy delicious meals after reading namaaz.
The elders in the family make provide gifts and money as ‘eidi’ to the younger and the day is filled with fun activities which are being enjoyed by the whole family.
Eid al-Fitr is one of the two vital and grand celebrations in the Islamic calendar. There are various special stories and traditional attached to this festival. The month of Ramadan is considered extremely auspicious as it is as per believes on this month Prophet received the first verses of Quran and the gates of heaven are said to be open throughout this month. As the holy month of Ramadan is commemorates, here is wishing everyone Eid Chand Mubarak as well as Ramadan Eid Mubarak in advance!
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