Eid-ul-Fitr 2019 Date in India: Eid-ul-Fitr is an auspicious festival celebrated by the Muslim community all across the world. The occasion marks the end of the Islamic holy month of fasting or Ramadan.
Eid-ul-Fitr falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal, which is the only day in that month when Muslims do not need to fast.
It is often said that Muslims believe they are commanded by Allah, also mentioned in the Holy book of Quran, to continue the fasting till the very last day of Ramadan and pay the Zakat al-Fitr before offering the prayers for Eid.
Eid-ul-Fitr date in India
Muslims all over the world observe Ramadan fast from dawn to dusk. The fast ends with the sighting of the crescent moon in the sky and culminates the celebration. The date of Eid ul-Fitr typically varies from country to country, depending on when the moon has been seen.
The lunar cycle is used to calculate the Islamic Hijri era and this year’s Ramadan was observed at a different time across India, as the moon was not visible in some parts of the country. The International Astronomical Centre (IAC) and timeanddate.com claim that June 5 will be celebrated as Eid ul-Fitr in India.