One of Islam’s holiest and most auspicious holidays is Eid-ul-Fitr, also known as Eid al-Fitr. It is celebrated at the conclusion of Ramadan’s one-month-long fast (Roza). The holy festival Ramadan, which means “festival of breaking the fast,” falls on the ninth and tenth days of the Islamic lunar calendar, and it is followed by Shawwal, every year. Muslims worldwide commemorate Eid-al-Fitr on the first day of the Shawwal month. As we are aware, On the last day of Ramadan, Muslims observe the crescent Moon to usher in the month of Shawwal with Eid-ul-Fitr.
In the meantime, the Muslim calendar varies a lot. Thus, the timing of the beginning of the Shawwal month might fluctuate amongst Muslim communities and nations. It’s because the Islamic calendar is lunar and dependent on the moon crescent’s appearance. Lunar months can last 29 or 30 days. Furthermore, the date also changes by roughly a day from nation to country since lunar months are shorter than solar months. Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr occur about 10 to 11 days earlier each year. When the crescent Moon is viewed determines the answer.
The month of Ramadan concludes with Eid-ul-Fitr, during which Muslims observe Roza from dawn to dusk, pray to Allah for guidance and peace, carry out charitable works by offering Zakat to the needy and destitute, give back to the community by performing humanitarian deeds, and more. Intense prayers are performed on the final day of Ramadan during the Laylatul Qadr, also known as the Night of Power.