Eid to be celebrated across the country tomorrow

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 17, 2015 23:13 IST
Indian Muslims walk past a stall selling assorted items meant for offerings at Nizamuddin Dargah on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan ahead of Eid ul-Fitr celebrations in New Delhi, India, Friday, July 17, 2015 (AP Photo)

Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan, will be celebrated across the country tomorrow.

"Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated tomorrow as the moon was sighted in Hyderabad, Bihar, Manipur, Karnataka, Assam and Tamil Nadu," Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari said.

Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is observed as a fasting period by Muslims who abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset and culminates in Eid celebrations.


Indian Muslims wait for the Imam to begin the last Friday prayers of Ramzan before Eid ul-Fitr on a road outside a New Delhi slum (AP Photo)

President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have extended their Eid wishes to the people.

"On the joyous occasion of Idu'l Fitr, I convey warm greetings and good wishes to my fellow citizens, particularly to all Muslim brothers and sisters... Let us on this day forgive and forget our difference," Mukherjee said.

"The holy month of Ramzan is coming to an end. People are waiting for Eid. The country and the world will celebrate Eid. I extend hearty greetings on this occasion," Modi said.

In his message, Ansari said, "May the noble ideals that mark Id-ul-Fitr enrich our lives with peace, prosperity and harmony and unite us all in the spirit of humanity."

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