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Eid to be celebrated in India on Saturday

Jama Masjid’s Shahi Imam Imam Bukhari announces that the new moon was sighted around 7. 35pm.

india Updated: Jun 15, 2018 20:20 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
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A view of a busy market near Nakhoda mosque on the eve of Eid-al-Fitr, in Kolkata on Friday.(PTI Photo)

The holy festival of Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramzan, will be celebrated on Saturday as the new moon has been sighted, Jama Masjid’s Shahi Imam Imam Bukhari announced.

Bukhari said that the new moon was sighted around 7. 35pm.

“I convey my heartiest greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the joyous occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr,” Bukhari said.

The day of Eid falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal, which begins on the day after the new moon is sighted.

First Published: Jun 15, 2018 20:20 IST