Id-ul-Fitr in India in 2020

  How long until Id-ul-Fitr?
This holiday next takes place in 55 days.
  Dates of Id-ul-Fitr in India
2022 May 3, May 4
TelanganaWed, May 4Regional Holiday
Andhra PradeshTue, May 3Regional Holiday
Arunachal PradeshTue, May 3Regional Holiday
AssamTue, May 3Regional Holiday
BiharTue, May 3Regional Holiday
ChandigarhTue, May 3Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhTue, May 3Regional Holiday
DelhiTue, May 3Regional Holiday
GoaTue, May 3Regional Holiday
GujaratTue, May 3Regional Holiday
HaryanaTue, May 3Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshTue, May 3Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirTue, May 3Regional Holiday
JharkhandTue, May 3Regional Holiday
KarnatakaTue, May 3Regional Holiday
KeralaTue, May 3Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshTue, May 3Regional Holiday
MaharashtraTue, May 3Regional Holiday
ManipurTue, May 3Regional Holiday
MeghalayaTue, May 3Regional Holiday
MizoramTue, May 3Regional Holiday
NagalandTue, May 3Regional Holiday
OdishaTue, May 3Regional Holiday
PuducherryTue, May 3Regional Holiday
PunjabTue, May 3Regional Holiday
RajasthanTue, May 3Regional Holiday
SikkimTue, May 3Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduTue, May 3Regional Holiday
TelanganaTue, May 3Regional Holiday
TripuraTue, May 3Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshTue, May 3Regional Holiday
UttarakhandTue, May 3Regional Holiday
West BengalTue, May 3Regional Holiday
2021 May 13, May 14
TelanganaFri, May 14Regional Holiday
Andhra PradeshThu, May 13Regional Holiday
Arunachal PradeshThu, May 13Regional Holiday
AssamThu, May 13Regional Holiday
BiharThu, May 13Regional Holiday
ChandigarhThu, May 13Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhThu, May 13Regional Holiday
DelhiThu, May 13Regional Holiday
GoaThu, May 13Regional Holiday
GujaratThu, May 13Regional Holiday
HaryanaThu, May 13Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshThu, May 13Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirThu, May 13Regional Holiday
KarnatakaThu, May 13Regional Holiday
KeralaThu, May 13Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshThu, May 13Regional Holiday
MaharashtraThu, May 13Regional Holiday
ManipurThu, May 13Regional Holiday
MeghalayaThu, May 13Regional Holiday
MizoramThu, May 13Regional Holiday
NagalandThu, May 13Regional Holiday
OdishaThu, May 13Regional Holiday
PuducherryThu, May 13Regional Holiday
PunjabThu, May 13Regional Holiday
RajasthanThu, May 13Regional Holiday
SikkimThu, May 13Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduThu, May 13Regional Holiday
TelanganaThu, May 13Regional Holiday
TripuraThu, May 13Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshThu, May 13Regional Holiday
UttarakhandThu, May 13Regional Holiday
West BengalThu, May 13Regional Holiday
2020 May 24, May 25, May 26
TelanganaTue, May 26Regional Holiday
Andhra PradeshMon, May 25Regional Holiday
Arunachal PradeshMon, May 25Regional Holiday
AssamMon, May 25Regional Holiday
BiharMon, May 25Regional Holiday
ChandigarhMon, May 25Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhMon, May 25Regional Holiday
DelhiMon, May 25Regional Holiday
GoaMon, May 25Regional Holiday
GujaratMon, May 25Regional Holiday
HaryanaMon, May 25Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshMon, May 25Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirMon, May 25Regional Holiday
JharkhandMon, May 25Regional Holiday
KarnatakaMon, May 25Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshMon, May 25Regional Holiday
MaharashtraMon, May 25Regional Holiday
ManipurMon, May 25Regional Holiday
MeghalayaMon, May 25Regional Holiday
MizoramMon, May 25Regional Holiday
NagalandMon, May 25Regional Holiday
OdishaMon, May 25Regional Holiday
PuducherryMon, May 25Regional Holiday
PunjabMon, May 25Regional Holiday
RajasthanMon, May 25Regional Holiday
SikkimMon, May 25Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduMon, May 25Regional Holiday
TelanganaMon, May 25Regional Holiday
TripuraMon, May 25Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshMon, May 25Regional Holiday
UttarakhandMon, May 25Regional Holiday
West BengalMon, May 25Regional Holiday
KeralaSun, May 24Regional Holiday
2019 Jun 5, Jun 6
TelanganaThu, Jun 6Regional Holiday
Andhra PradeshWed, Jun 5Regional Holiday
Arunachal PradeshWed, Jun 5Regional Holiday
AssamWed, Jun 5Regional Holiday
BiharWed, Jun 5Regional Holiday
ChandigarhWed, Jun 5Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhWed, Jun 5Regional Holiday
DelhiWed, Jun 5Regional Holiday
GoaWed, Jun 5Regional Holiday
GujaratWed, Jun 5Regional Holiday
HaryanaWed, Jun 5Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshWed, Jun 5Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirWed, Jun 5Regional Holiday
KarnatakaWed, Jun 5Regional Holiday
KeralaWed, Jun 5Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshWed, Jun 5Regional Holiday
MaharashtraWed, Jun 5Regional Holiday
ManipurWed, Jun 5Regional Holiday
MeghalayaWed, Jun 5Regional Holiday
MizoramWed, Jun 5Regional Holiday
NagalandWed, Jun 5Regional Holiday
OdishaWed, Jun 5Regional Holiday
PuducherryWed, Jun 5Regional Holiday
PunjabWed, Jun 5Regional Holiday
RajasthanWed, Jun 5Regional Holiday
SikkimWed, Jun 5Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduWed, Jun 5Regional Holiday
TelanganaWed, Jun 5Regional Holiday
TripuraWed, Jun 5Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshWed, Jun 5Regional Holiday
UttarakhandWed, Jun 5Regional Holiday
West BengalWed, Jun 5Regional Holiday
2018 Jun 15, Jun 16, Jun 17
TelanganaSun, Jun 17Regional Holiday
Andhra PradeshSat, Jun 16Regional Holiday
AssamSat, Jun 16Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhSat, Jun 16Regional Holiday
DelhiSat, Jun 16Regional Holiday
GujaratSat, Jun 16Regional Holiday
HaryanaSat, Jun 16Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshSat, Jun 16Regional Holiday
JharkhandSat, Jun 16Regional Holiday
KarnatakaSat, Jun 16Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshSat, Jun 16Regional Holiday
MaharashtraSat, Jun 16Regional Holiday
ManipurSat, Jun 16Regional Holiday
MeghalayaSat, Jun 16Regional Holiday
MizoramSat, Jun 16Regional Holiday
NagalandSat, Jun 16Regional Holiday
OdishaSat, Jun 16Regional Holiday
PunjabSat, Jun 16Regional Holiday
RajasthanSat, Jun 16Regional Holiday
SikkimSat, Jun 16Regional Holiday
TelanganaSat, Jun 16Regional Holiday
TripuraSat, Jun 16Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshSat, Jun 16Regional Holiday
UttarakhandSat, Jun 16Regional Holiday
West BengalSat, Jun 16Regional Holiday
Arunachal PradeshFri, Jun 15Regional Holiday (additional day)
BiharFri, Jun 15Regional Holiday (additional day)
ChandigarhFri, Jun 15Regional Holiday (additional day)
Jammu and KashmirFri, Jun 15Regional Holiday (additional day)
KeralaFri, Jun 15Regional Holiday (additional day)
PuducherryFri, Jun 15Regional Holiday (additional day)
Tamil NaduFri, Jun 15Regional Holiday (additional day)
  Summary
The festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast breaking, marks the end of Ramadan
  Id-ul-Fitr in other countries
Id-ul-Fitr internationally
  Which regions observe Eid Al Fitr in 2020?

Id-ul-Fitr in Kerala

Kerala is the only Indian state whose date for Eid al-Fitr is determined by the sighting of the moon in Saudi Arabia. Though the public holiday may not change from that gazetted at the start of the year.

Id-ul-Fitr in India

In India, this festival is known as different names in some states and is a holiday in all states except Goa, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh.

Eid al-Fitr in 2019

The Shawwal crescent was sighted in Tumair region of Saudi Arabia in the evening of June 3rd. Eid-ul-Fitr 2019 began on Tuesday June 4th 2019 in those regions who use the Saudi sighting as the date for Eid.

For countries who do not follow the Saudi date, Eid al-Fitr will be on Wednesday June 5th 2019.

When is Eid al-Fitr?

The festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast-breaking, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.  The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan.

As the date of Eid depends on the sighting of the moon, there may be variations in the exact date that is celebrated around the world. The announcement of the exact dates of Eid Al-Fitr may not happen until close to the start of Ramadan.

Keep up to date with the Eid al-Fitr public holidays with our day by day guide.

Traditions of Eid al-Fitr

'Sawm', which is the practice of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam. Muslims believe that it was during the month of Ramadan that the text of the Qur'an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.

Muslims celebrate Eid Al-Fitr with prayers called "Salat Al Eid" in Arabic. There is no audible call to prayer for the Eid prayers. Muslims will gather in mosques or open spaces and offer two units of prayer – called "Rakat". The prayers are followed by a sermon, in which the imam asks for forgiveness, mercy, and peace for every being across the world.

Other key elements of the Eid celebrations are giving money to the poor (known as 'Zakat al-Fitr', the amount to be given depends on the possessions someone has), sending Eid greetings and feasting with families.

For many Muslims, Eid al-Fitr is a festival to show gratitude to Allah for the help and strength he gave them throughout the month of Ramadan to help them practice self-control.

The phrase commonly used by Muslims as a greeting on this day is “Eid Mubarak”, which is Arabic for 'blessed festival'. The proper response to Eid Mubarak is "Khair Mubarak", which wishes goodness on the person who has greeted you.

The first Eid al-Fitr was celebrated in 624 CE by the Prophet Muhammad and his companions after their victory in the battle of Jang-e-Badar, a turning point in Muhammad's struggle with his opponents among the Quraish in Mecca during in the early days of Islam.

Eid al-Fitr may also be called 'Feast of the Lesser Bairam, Bairam being a Turkic word for holiday. It may seem odd that the word lesser is used for such a widely celebrated festival, the reason is that the 'Greater Bairam' is Eid al-Adha, the other great Islamic festival which is seen as the holier of the two. 

Traditions in India

The festival is a time for feasting, rejoicing, and thankfulness.

The preparations for the festival start at the beginning of Ramadan.

When the day finally arrives and the period of fasting ends, children receive many gifts, there are fairs with street bazaars selling festive goods and traditional foods.

Many attend religious ceremonies and visit with friends and family.

This is one of the most anticipated holidays on the Indian Muslim calendar.

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