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Added on : 2019-06-04 20:25:42

The date of Eid ul-Fitr typically varies from country to country, depending on whether the moon has been spotted. 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 India. As has been the case many times in the past, Eid is celebrated on separate days across the country.

Muslims in India, except in Kerala and Udupi and Dakshin Kannada districts of Karnataka, will celebrate Eid or Eid ul-Fitr on June 5 if the moon is sighted on June 4. In Kerala and Udupi, and Dakshin Kannada districts of Karnataka, the sighting might be on June 3 because Ramzan began a day earlier in these areas.

This year, Ramadan in India began on May 7 and it lasts for one complete moon cycle, which is usually 29 to 30 days. After the Ramadan end date, Eid-al-Fitr date is announced. Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection and increased devotion and worship.

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