Published: Tue, June 04, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Eid al-Fitr Tuesday in UAE

Eid al-Fitr Tuesday in UAE

As the Muslims around the world celebrate the last few days of Ramadan, the spirit of Eid al-Fitr (Eid ul-Fitr) is already high.

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates announced on Monday the sighting of Shawwal moon, which means that Eidul Fitr in these countries would be celebrated on Tuesday (today), according to Gulf News.

Yousafzai, however, said the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee doesn't accept the witnesses from the KP as credible.

Similarly, Ministry of Justice, UAE issued a ministerial resolution setting up the Shawwal moon-sighting committee for the current Hijri year 1440 to determine the first day of Eid Al Fitr 2019.

"That's not how it should be - that people only celebrate eid and don't really do the essence of Ramadan", Belliard said.

One of the most important days for Muslims, the holiday is the "festival of breaking the fast".

"Eid is all about community, seeing folks who we might not see otherwise, it's a time for us to share memories and make new ones", says Ayesha Khan, a Muslim from Langley, B.C.

"It's a good time to visit family and embrace them with a lot of joy that you've been able to get through this month together".

Typical greetings during the Eid holiday include "Eid Mubarak" which means "Blessed Eid" while another happens to be "Eid Said" which means "Happy Eid".

Morning prayer at the end of Ramadan in London, Ont., in 2017.

The celebrations usually begin with early morning prayers. Eid celebrations occur across parks in Europe too - the largest takes place in Birmingham, England where hundreds of thousands of attendees have celebrated together in past years.

Nearly a month ago, Muslims observed Ramadan with the sighting of the crescent. That includes abstaining from food and water during daylight hours.

Like this: