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When Is Eid-Ul-Fitr 2023? Shawwal crescent moon sighted in Saudi Arabia

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Muslims in Saudi Arabia will celebrate Eid on April 21 despite a rare hybrid complete solar eclipse due to the appearance of the Shawwal crescent moon.

The phrase “Eid moon sighting” describes the custom of Muslims spotting the crescent or new moon to mark the beginning of the tenth Islamic month of Shawwal, which signifies the conclusion of the one-month fasting period known as Ramadan and the commencement of the Eid-ul-Fitr feast.

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The news is often disseminated through media sources, mosques, and the community once the new moon has been observed and frequently confirmed with telescopes or the unaided eye.

Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic lunar calendar, while Shawwal is the tenth. Worldwide, Eid-ul-Fitr is observed on the first day of Shawwal.

Muslims are preparing to view the crescent moon tonight to mark the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr or Eid-al-Fitr, which is observed on the tenth day of Shawwal, the tenth month in the Islamic lunar calendar.

The Islamic calendar is lunar, as opposed to the Gregorian calendar that the West has traditionally utilized. Because of this, Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr usually fall 10–11 days sooner than usual, depending on when the crescent moon is seen. Because lunar months are shorter than solar months, there is a one-day difference across nations.

 

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