Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated across India on Saturday while Kerala will celebrate the festival on Friday as the moon was not sighted today. Eid is celebrated to mark the end of fasting during the holy month of Ramzan.
The Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari made the announcement today after a meeting with the moon-sighting committee, a senior official of the mosque was quoted as saying by PTI. “The moon was not sighted today. So, that means the Eid will be celebrated on Saturday in Delhi and several other parts of the country,” he said.
The festival is marked with feasts and the faithful offers prayers at mosques and idgahs to seek blessings of the divine.
Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid announced that Eid will be celebrated on June 16 (Saturday), as there was no sight of moon anywhere across the country today.
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People, especially children dress up in their traditional fineries to mark the festival that spreads the message of brotherhood and communal amity.