Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan, will be celebrated across the country on June 5 as the moon was sighted here June 4 evening. Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari made the announcement after a meeting of the moon-sighting committee here.
#EidMubarak to all fellow citizens, especially to our Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad. The festival of Idu’l Fitr strengthens our belief in charity, fraternity and compassion. May this happy occasion bring joy and prosperity to everyone’s lives #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) June 5, 2019
“The moon was sighted today. That means Eid will be celebrated on Wednesday in Delhi and other parts of the country,” a senior official at the city’s historic mosque told PTI.
Have a blessed Id-ul-Fitr. pic.twitter.com/71R9GMW3Tf
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 5, 2019
Eid-ul-Fitr symbolises peace and brotherhood. The festival is marked with feasts and the faithful offers prayers at mosques and idgahs to seek blessings of the divine.