The first Eid celebration of the year is right around the corner. Read on if you are interested to know when is Eid al-Fitr, 2023.
As the end of the holy month of Ramadan approaches, we will embark on the biggest festival for all Muslims known as “Eid al-Fitr”. Every year, Eid is celebrated on a different date because it is determined by the cycle of the moon. Traditionally, Muslims will determine the start of Eid by seeing the start of a new moon cycle that follows the cycle at the start of Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr is one of the two main holidays in the Islamic calendar. It is an Arabic term meaning Festival of Breaking the Fast because it is celebrated at the end of Ramadan.
When is Eid Al Fitr 2023 in Saudi Arabia?
Muslims are from different cultures and languages, or you may also hear Eid al-Fitr called by other names. To give a few examples, you may hear Eid al-Fitr referred to as Bayram in Turkey, Hari Raya in Malaysia, or in Senegal. Eid prayers are also fascinating as they are performed in a congregation, which emphasizes the importance of the Islamic community coming together to celebrate. Traditionally, Eid prayers begin at sunset on the night the crescent moon is first seen, but many mosques will offer to do Eid prayers the next morning. After the prayers are over, Muslims traditionally visit their family and friends to wish them a happy Eid and often exchange gifts or sweets.
Eid al-Fitr begins on Shawwal 1 and continues until Shawwal 3. It is a three-day holiday based on the Islamic lunar calendar. The festival is known as a moving holiday in the solar Gregorian calendar. Each year, you can expect it to take place about 11 days earlier than the previous Gregorian year. The holiday is not tied to any season, it can be experienced in all four seasons every 40 years or so.
Eid Al Fitr 2023 in Saudi Arabia Date and Time
On the calendar, the exact date of Eid al-FItr is sometimes tentative, because the lunar months begin once the new crescent moon is seen. One Muslim prefers to fight the crescent moon with his own eyes before declaring it a new month, while others celebrate Eid al-Fitr based on scientific calculations of the crescent moon. This year, Eid al-Fitr is expected to take place from Friday, April 21, 2023 to Sunday, April 23, 2023.
Eid means ‘festival’ or ‘feast’ Mubarak means ‘blessed’. So you can use EID MUBARAK as a greeting to wish a blessed holiday and happy holidays to family, friends and neighbors celebrating Eid al-Fitr.
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