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Eid 2018, Eid-ul-Fitr Moon Rise Highlights: Eid Chand spotted in Delhi and Mumbai in India, Eid Ul-Fitr celebrations start today

Eid 2018, Eid-ul-Fitr Moon Rise Highlights: The crescent of the Shawwal moon has been spotted in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and in parts of India like Mumbai and Delhi. The nation will celebrate Eid ul-Fitr on June 16 in all its glory.

Written by: India TV Lifestyle Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: June 15, 2018 20:27 IST ]

People are ready to start the celebrations and end the holy month of Ramadan

Eid 2018, Eid-ul-Fitr Moon Rise Highlights:  While the crescent of the Shawwal moon has been spotted in countries like Indonesia, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, on June 14, it has been sighted in Delhi and Mumbai on June 15. Hence, the nation will celebrate Eid ul-Fitr on June 16 in all its glory. However, the moon was sighted in the state of Kerala on June 14, so they are celebrating Eid on June 15. India's neighbouring countries Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have also witnessed the Eid Chand and will celebrate Eid tomorrow on June 16.

Eid ul-Fitr, an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, is around the corner and people all around the world have already started diving into the feel of this holy festival. The day, Eid ul-Fitr is one of the most joyous days in the Islamic calendar and is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, the 10th month of Islamic lunar calendar. The day was brought into existence by the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. The date and time of Eid are different in different countries.

Eid 2018, Eid-ul-Fitr Moon Rise LIVE updates

June 15 08:15 pm: Bollywood actress Bhumi Pednekar wishes Eid Mubarak to all her fans

June 15 08:00 pm: Eid Chand spotted in the capital New Delhi. Celebrations start today. Eid Mubarak!

June 15 07:51 pm: The crescent of the Shawwal moon has been sighted in Mumbai. The city will celebrate Eid tomorrow on June 16.

June 15 07:43 pm: Cricket team of England send their Eid Mubarak wishes through social media

June 15 07:23 pm: Sri Lanka will celebrate Eid ul-Fitr tomorrow on June 16.

Muslims in Sri Lanka would celebrate Eid Ul-Fitr tomorrow as the new moon has been sighted, the Colombo Grand Mosque announced today.

June 15 07:20 pm: PM of Canada, Justin Trudeau, wishes Eid Mubarak to all

June 15 07:14 pm: The crescent of the Shawwal moon is expected to be sighted at 07:20 pm in India.

June 15 07:05 pm: Eid Chand sighted in Bangladesh

India's neighbouring country Bangladesh has spotted the Eid Chand, which means that the country will celebrate Eid Ul-Fitr tomorrow on June 16.

June 15: 07:00 pm: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wishes Eid Mubarak to all

June 15: 06:33 pm: Moon sighting in Bangladesh

While it is confirmed that most of the Islamic world will celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Saturday, ambiguity remains in Bangladesh where Ramadan began on May 18, a day later than other nations. Along with Bangladesh, the Indian states of Maharashtra, Assam and West Bengal also began Ramadan a day later than most parts of the world. The three provinces will also attempt to sight the moon today. However, Indian states like Kerala and Gujrat, celebrated the holy festival today as the crescent was sighted there on Thursday.

June 15: 06:28 pm: Eid Chaand is expected to rise at 06:50 pm in India today.

June 15: 06:09 pm: Moon Sighting in Pakistan and China

While the Eid moon has been sighted in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan yesterday on June 14, the crescent was not visible in Pakistan and China's Xinjiang.

June 15, 04:30 pm: 14 Malls in UAE are giving out 90% off for 24 hours

The Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced a citywide shopping sale of up to 90 per cent in 14 malls for 24 hours for all the shoppers, to mark the first day of Eid. The sale will run until 10 am on Saturday, June 16.

June 14, 08:37 pm: Eid in India on June 16th

The crescent of the moon is not sighted in India today. Hence, Eid ul-Fitr will not be celebrated on June 15 in India but people all across India will ring into the festival on June 16 and in Maharashtra on June 16 or 17.  

June 14, 08:31 pm: Saturday Eid for New Zealand and Australia

Australia and New Zealand will celebrate the holy festival of Eid ul-Fitr on Saturday as the crescent of the moon was not sighted today.

June 14, 08:28 pm: Ei ul-Fitr moon sighted in Singapore and Malaysia

The Ruet-e-Hilal Committee of Malaysia has announced that the Eid celebrations will start tomorrow. Malaysia, along with Indonesia, will also observe Eid on Friday i.e. June 15th. 

June 14, 08:09 pm: Dubai has announced holiday for schools 

Schools across Dubai will close from Thursday for the Eid Al Fitr holiday.

June 14, 07:56 pm: Moon sighted in Qatar and Abu Dhabi

The crescent of the moon has been sighted in Doha, signalling the celebration of Eid-al-Fitr tomorrow. As per Khaleej Times, the moon has been spotted in Abu Dhabi. However, the official statement is yet to be made.

June 14, 07:54 pm: Eid moon to be sighted in Manama 40 minutes after sunset.

According to the International Astronomical Centre (IAC), Eid moon will be sighted in Manama, the capital of Bahrain, in 40 minutes after sunset.

June 14, 07:44 pmTurkey will celebrate Eid on Friday

Hurriyet Daily reported that Turkey will celebrate the Islamic holiday of Eid Ul-Fitr starting on June 15 until June 17, marking the end of 30 days of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, 

June 14, 07:32 pm: Cresent of the Shawwal Moon is finally seen in UAE

The crescent of the Shawwal moon has risen in Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain, the UAE's International Astronomy Center announced on Thursday. According to Khaeej Times, the final decision will be taken when the moon-sighting committee in the UAE, which will meet only after Maghrib prayer, announces its decision.

June 14, 07: 15 pm: Eid will most probably be celebrated in Kerala tomorrow. Due to the geographical location of the coastal state, the lunar moon is sighted in Kerela a day before the rest of the nation.

June 14, 07:00 pm:  Pakistan: The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee (CRHC) is meeting in Karachi this evening to sight the crescent for the month of Shawwal, which marks the end of fasting month of Ramazan. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, it is unlikely that the Shawal moon will be sighted on Thursday.

“There are fewer chances of the Eid moon being sighted today,” the Met Office said while stating that chances are higher of Eid-ul -Fitr being celebrated on Saturday, June 16 across Pakistan.

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