Idul Fitr in India in 2023

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2024 Apr 10, Apr 11
TelanganaThu, Apr 11Regional Holiday
Andhra PradeshWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
Arunachal PradeshWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
AssamWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
BiharWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
ChandigarhWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
DelhiWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
GoaWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
GujaratWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
HaryanaWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
KarnatakaWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
KeralaWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
MaharashtraWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
ManipurWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
MeghalayaWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
MizoramWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
NagalandWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
OdishaWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
PuducherryWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
PunjabWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
RajasthanWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
SikkimWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
TelanganaWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
TripuraWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
UttarakhandWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
West BengalWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
2023 Apr 21, Apr 22, Apr 23
TelanganaSun, Apr 23Regional Holiday
Andhra PradeshSat, Apr 22Regional Holiday
Arunachal PradeshSat, Apr 22Regional Holiday
AssamSat, Apr 22Regional Holiday
BiharSat, Apr 22Regional Holiday
ChandigarhSat, Apr 22Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhSat, Apr 22Regional Holiday
DelhiSat, Apr 22Regional Holiday
GoaSat, Apr 22Regional Holiday
GujaratSat, Apr 22Regional Holiday
HaryanaSat, Apr 22Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshSat, Apr 22Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirSat, Apr 22Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirSat, Apr 22Regional Holiday
JharkhandSat, Apr 22Regional Holiday
KarnatakaSat, Apr 22Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshSat, Apr 22Regional Holiday
MaharashtraSat, Apr 22Regional Holiday
ManipurSat, Apr 22Regional Holiday
MeghalayaSat, Apr 22Regional Holiday
MizoramSat, Apr 22Regional Holiday
NagalandSat, Apr 22Regional Holiday
OdishaSat, Apr 22Regional Holiday
PunjabSat, Apr 22Regional Holiday
RajasthanSat, Apr 22Regional Holiday
SikkimSat, Apr 22Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduSat, Apr 22Regional Holiday
TelanganaSat, Apr 22Regional Holiday
TripuraSat, Apr 22Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshSat, Apr 22Regional Holiday
UttarakhandSat, Apr 22Regional Holiday
West BengalSat, Apr 22Regional Holiday
KeralaFri, Apr 21Regional Holiday
PuducherryFri, Apr 21Regional Holiday
2022 May 2, 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 (additional day)
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
KeralaMon, May 2Regional Holiday
2021 May 13, May 14, May 15
TelanganaSat, May 15Regional Holiday
Andhra PradeshFri, May 14Regional Holiday
Arunachal PradeshFri, May 14Regional Holiday
AssamFri, May 14Regional Holiday
BiharFri, May 14Regional Holiday
ChandigarhFri, May 14Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhFri, May 14Regional Holiday
DelhiFri, May 14Regional Holiday
GoaFri, May 14Regional Holiday
GujaratFri, May 14Regional Holiday
HaryanaFri, May 14Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshFri, May 14Regional Holiday
KarnatakaFri, May 14Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshFri, May 14Regional Holiday
ManipurFri, May 14Regional Holiday
MeghalayaFri, May 14Regional Holiday
MizoramFri, May 14Regional Holiday
NagalandFri, May 14Regional Holiday
OdishaFri, May 14Regional Holiday
PuducherryFri, May 14Regional Holiday
PunjabFri, May 14Regional Holiday
RajasthanFri, May 14Regional Holiday
SikkimFri, May 14Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduFri, May 14Regional Holiday
TelanganaFri, May 14Regional Holiday
TripuraFri, May 14Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshFri, May 14Regional Holiday
UttarakhandFri, May 14Regional Holiday
West BengalFri, May 14Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirThu, May 13Regional Holiday
KeralaThu, May 13Regional Holiday
MaharashtraThu, 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

The festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast breaking, marks the end of Ramadan

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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.

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

Eid al-Fitr is often called the “Festival of Breaking the Fast.” The practice of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the holy month of Ramadan ("Sawm") 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.

It's a tradition to wear new clothes and on the way to the mosque, eat something sweet such as a date, and recite a small prayer called a takbeer.

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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