Idul Fitr in India in 2020

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  Dates of Idul Fitr in India
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
Tamil NaduMon, May 25Regional Holiday
TelanganaMon, May 25Regional Holiday
Andhra PradeshSun, May 24Regional Holiday
Arunachal PradeshSun, May 24Regional Holiday
AssamSun, May 24Regional Holiday
BiharSun, May 24Regional Holiday
ChandigarhSun, May 24Regional Holiday
ChhattisgarhSun, May 24Regional Holiday
DelhiSun, May 24Regional Holiday
GoaSun, May 24Regional Holiday
GujaratSun, May 24Regional Holiday
HaryanaSun, May 24Regional Holiday
Himachal PradeshSun, May 24Regional Holiday
Jammu and KashmirSun, May 24Regional Holiday
JharkhandSun, May 24Regional Holiday
KarnatakaSun, May 24Regional Holiday
KeralaSun, May 24Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshSun, May 24Regional Holiday
MaharashtraSun, May 24Regional Holiday
ManipurSun, May 24Regional Holiday
MeghalayaSun, May 24Regional Holiday
MizoramSun, May 24Regional Holiday
NagalandSun, May 24Regional Holiday
OdishaSun, May 24Regional Holiday
PuducherrySun, May 24Regional Holiday
PunjabSun, May 24Regional Holiday
RajasthanSun, May 24Regional Holiday
SikkimSun, May 24Regional Holiday
TelanganaSun, May 24Regional Holiday
TripuraSun, May 24Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshSun, May 24Regional Holiday
UttarakhandSun, May 24Regional Holiday
West BengalSun, 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)
The festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast breaking, marks the end of Ramadan
  Idul Fitr in other countries
Idul Fitr internationally
  Which regions observe Eid Al Fitr in 2020?

Eid al-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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