Eid ul-Fitr 2024: India Preps For Festivities, Cities Light Up

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Why Is Eid ul-Fitr Celebrated?

The celebration of Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan where Muslim families worldwide gather for the "feast of breaking the fast."

Eid shopping in Srinagar PTI

When Will Eid Ul-Fitr Be Celebrated In India?

Eid-ul Fitr will be celebrated in India either on Wednesday (April 10) or Thursday (April 11) depending on the sighting of the crescent on Tuesday.

Eid shopping in West Bengal. PTI

Moon Sighting On Eid Ul-Fitr

Eid ul-Fitr moon sighting signifies the completion of the Islamic month of Ramadan where the followers of Islam fast from dawn to sunset and marks the beginning of the month of Shawwal in the lunar calendar of Hijri.

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What Does Eid Celebrations Entail?

On the day of Eid ul-Fitr, the Muslim community offer special prayers, indulge in giving charity (Zakat al-Fitr), visiting family, cooking special foods, and expressing joy and gratitude.

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Eid Ul-Fitr shopping

Shopping outlets dealing in clothing, including kids wear and footwear, saw brisk sales, while roadside stalls sprung up in most parts of the cities across India for Eid. Bakeries, confectioneries, mutton and chicken outlets, readymade garments and crockery stores witnessed a heavy rush of customers as Muslims started preparing for the festival.

Eid shopping in Srinagar PTI

Jammu and Kashmir Ahead of Eid Ul-Fitr

Markets in Kashmir were abuzz with activity as people in large numbers were out to shop for Eid-ul-Fitr festival. Some places in Kashmir even witnessed traffic snarls due to the Eid shopping rush. Traffic police personnel were deployed in strength in Srinagar and in other district headquarters to ease vehicle movement. Several cities across the country light up for the occasion.

Eid shopping in Srinagar PTI