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Why Muslims Celebrate Eid On Different Days Around The World

Eid-ul-Fitr, is celebrated to mark the end of Ramadan fasting all over the world. Also, it is the biggest Eid festival for Muslims around the world. But why is it celebrated on different days in different parts of the world? Well, this year Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated either on June 25 or 26. This is because Muslims follow Lunar calendar month, based on the moon sighting. New moon marks the beginning and also end of Ramadan and therefore Eid-ul-ftr. Eid-ul-fitr is celebrated the next day after the moon is sighted.
So the countries in the west, like Americas, Middle East and Europe celebrate all muslim festivals a day earlier than in Asia or elsewhere. This is because moon is sighted early in the west than in the east. So this year, astronomical new moon is expected to be sighted in Americas on June 24 and Eid is celebrated on June 25. Whereas in Indian sub-continent, moon is expected to sighted a day later, so Eid-ul-fitr will be celebrated on June 26.
To add to this, the Supreme Judiciary Council of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is the governing body which has many mosques under its control around the world. They decide the moon sighting to mark the start of Eid al-Fitr celebrations. If the moon is sighted, Eid will be celebrated on Sunday, June 25 in the Middle East, Europe, and the U.S.
Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr with great tradition and pompous. They offer prayers followed by sermons. They offer donations called Zakat and exchange of gifts among friends and families.

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