The Private Sector Eid Holidays Have Just Been Announced!

13 June, 2018, 22:03 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Eid al-Fitr 2018 date in Pakistan, India, UAE, Saudi Arabia, UK and other countries around the world

Read:The Eid Al Fitr holiday for the public sector has been announced...

Muslims are now nearly at the end of their month-long fasting period known as Ramadan, which began on 16 May.

In 2018, Ramadan will last from Wednesday 16 May until Thursday 14 June.

In London, the sun is due to set on Thursday night at 9.19pm. Sundown on that day is when Ramadan officially ends, so check your local sunset time.

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"The general public is hereby informed that Friday, 15th June, 2018 which marks the celebration of Eidul-Fitr, is a statutory public holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country", the statement from the Ministry said. Many Muslims also recite the takbir, which is the declaration of faith, on their way to the prayer ground and take part in Zakat al-Fitr (charitable contributions).

When does Ramadan end this year? Read on to know more about them.

It's thought that pious behaviour and good deeds can increase a Muslim's spiritual reward, known as thawab, during this period. Preparations have begun in full swing and we can already see markets hustling with Eid special desserts and delicacies, especially in the dingy lanes of Old Delhi; we love the hustle bustle and everything in between.

The festival falls from the 21st of August to the 25th, and celebrates the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

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