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Eid-Ul-Fitr Will Be Celebrated On Apr 22

According to Muslim religious scholars, Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on April 22 since the crescent moon did not appear marking the end of Ramzan.

Eid-Ul-Fitr Will Be Celebrated On Apr 22
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Eid-ul-Fitr would be celebrated on April 22 as the crescent moon was not seen marking the end of the fasting month of Ramzan, Muslim religious scholars said on Thursday. 
        
The scholars, including India Union Muslim League (IUML) state president Sayyid Sadiq Ali Shihab Thangal, said that since the crescent moon was not seen, Eid would be celebrated on Saturday.
        
The Kerala government, meanwhile, declared April 22 also as a government holiday on the occasion of Eid. According to the calendar, the holiday for Eid is on Friday, April 21. 
        
Earlier in the day, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan extended Eid greetings to Malayalis across the world. 
        
While wishing everyone the occasion, Khan hoped that the festival would instill compassion and brotherhood in the minds of people. 
        
"My heartiest greetings to Keralites all over the world, on the solemn occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. May the celebration of Eid ennoble our minds with compassion and the spirit of brotherhood, and guide us towards piety and greater goodness," he said in a statement released by the Kerala Raj Bhavan. 
        
Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated across the world on different days and it is determined by the sighting of the crescent moon which is supposed to denote the start of the Shawwal month in the lunar Islamic calendar. It marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramzan.

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