June 15 and 16 are declared non-working days in Azerbaijan on Eid al-Fitr, according to the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) felicitate with Muslim Ummah on the joyous celebration of Eid el-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. The festival will be celebrated tomorrow in the southern state as the moon was sighted in Kozhikode district, around 370 kms from the state capital Thiruvananthapuram.
Kerala began Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations on Friday with special prayers at Thiruvananthapuram's Chandrasekharan Nair Stadium. The festival has a particular salat (Islamic prayer) and is generally offered in an open field or a large hall or the idgah.
Earlier, Metrological Department of Pakistan stated that there were fewer chances of the Shawal moon being sighted on Thursday.More news: Fortnite PS4, Switch issue: Gamers are mad, Sony seems unfazed
A formal announcement regarding Eid-ul-Fitr will be made after evidence of moon sighting is collected from different parts of the country.
"After which I will visit my Muslim friends who have invited me over to have some sumptuous biryani, sheer and other Eid special stuff", said Ameen.
The month of Shawwal begins after the month of Ramadan and after a confirmed sighting of the new moon.
The most common greeting heard during this period is "Eid Mubarak", which translates as wishing someone a blessed holiday.
During the month-long festival, Muslims ask for forgiveness for past sins, pray for guidance, ask for help in refraining from everyday evils and try to purify themselves through self-restraint and good deeds. While Australia and New Zealand will ring in the festival on Saturday, Singapore and Malaysia are observing it today.