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Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Highlights: Eid to be celebrated in India on April 11; entire nation gears up for the festival

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Highlights: The entire nation will celebrate the holy festival of Eid tomorrow, on April 11. Check out all the Eid-ul-Fitr updates here. 
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Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Highlights: Thsi year, Ramadan started on March 11. The fasting continued for a month. The end of Ramadan marks the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr. The Shawwal crescent moon was sighted only in two states of India on April 9 - Kerala and Jammu & Kashmir. Hence, Ladakh, Kerala and Jammu & Kashmir celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr on April 10. The rest of the country will celebrate Eid on April 11. 

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Highlights: New crescent moon is seen on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr 2024, at Old Delhi in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Highlights: New crescent moon is seen on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr 2024, at Old Delhi in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Highlights: Muslims across the world sighted the crescent moon on the night of April 9. However, the moon could only be sighted in less parts of the country. In India, only in the states of Kerala and Jammu & Kashmir, the crescent moon was sighted on April 9. Hence, Muslims only in Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir and Kerala celebrated Eid-Ul-Fitr on April 10. Meanwhile, the rest of the country will celebrate Eid on April 11. In Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, Turkey, Iran, USA, United Kingdom and other countries in the Middle East, the crescent moon was not sighted on April 8. Hence, Chand Raat was marked on April 9 evening. These countries also celebrated Eid on April 10. (Also Read | Eid-Ul-Fitr 2024: 30 Best SMS, Eid WhatsApp messages, quotes, wishes, Facebook status to wish Eid Mubarak to loved ones)...Read More

Eid-Ul-Fitr, also known as Eid-al-Fitr, is celebrated on the first day of the month of Shawwal - the tenth month of the Islamic calendar. Eid means celebrations, while Fitr means breaking of the fast. After a month-long fast during Ramadan, Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid-Ul-Fitr. (Also Read | Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 fashion guide: 8 trendy styling tips for achieving a perfect festive look)

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Apr 10, 2024 9:51 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: President Murmu greets citizens on eve of Eid-ul-Fitr

President Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday greeted citizens on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr, as per PTI. "This festival promotes unity, forgiveness and charity. Eid is the occasion to help the poor and deprived people and share our happiness with them. This festival motivates us to lead a peaceful life and work for prosperity of the society," Murmu said.

Apr 10, 2024 9:38 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Yogi Adityanath extends wishes on Eid-al-Fitr

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath wished people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr and said that the festival brings the message of happiness and reconciliation. 

"The festival of Eid-ul-Fitr brings the message of happiness and reconciliation. This festival of happiness not only strengthens social unity but also increases the feeling of mutual brotherhood. This festival gives the message of peace and harmony. On the festival of Eid, everyone should take a pledge to further strengthen harmony and social harmony," he said.

Apr 10, 2024 9:15 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Mallikarjun Kharge's Eid greetings 

Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge extended wishes on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. He wrote on X, “Warm greetings to everyone on the joyous occasion of Eid-Ul-Fitr. Let’s celebrate the spirit of unity, compassion, and sharing, strengthening the bonds of our diverse community. May this festive occasion bring prosperity and inspire us to serve humanity. #EidMubarak.”

Apr 10, 2024 9:03 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Cristiano Ronaldo extends wishes on Eid

Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo took to X to extend greetings on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. He shared a photo of himself along with a post that said, "Eid Mubarak! Wishing you all joy, peace and happiness on this special day." 

Apr 10, 2024 8:47 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Public holiday in Chandigarh on April 11

April 11 will be observed as a public holiday in all government offices/boards, corporations and institutions, including industrial establishments in Chandigarh. A notification in this regard was issued by the administration on Tuesday. 

Apr 10, 2024 8:30 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: What is Zakat-al-fitr

A giveaway for the less fortunate and needy, Zakat-al-fitr is supposed to be given before Eid. Giving charity in the form of Zakat-al-fitr is a quintessential part of the festival. Check out people who have been doing their bit to fulfill the obligation and go the extra mile to make this world a better place here

Apr 10, 2024 8:11 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: All about the famous biryanis found in India

Biryani is an integral part of Eid celebrations. Ahead of the festival, chefs weigh in on what makes each biryani so distinct, from Delhi’s degi and achari biryani to Lucknow’s Awadhi biryani and Hyderabadi biryani. Learn all about these biryanis here

Apr 10, 2024 7:57 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: PM Modi greets people on Eid-ul-Fitr

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to X to wish the countrymen on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr on April 10. He posted, “Best wishes on Eid-ul-Fitr. May this occasion further spread the spirit of compassion, togetherness and peace. May everyone be happy and healthy. Eid Mubarak!” 

Apr 10, 2024 7:40 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Entry to Taj to remain free for 2 hrs for Eid Namaz

On the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr on Thursday, the entry to the Taj Mahal will remain free from 7 am to 9 am for offering Namaz. Booking windows will remain closed for these two hours, said the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). More details here

Apr 10, 2024 7:22 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Pune to witness the Shawwal crescent moon at this time

Muslims in Pune are expected to witness the Shawwal crescent moon at 7:20 pm on April 10. They will celebrate Eid on April 11. 

Apr 10, 2024 7:11 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: How Muslims are celebrating Eid | Watch

In a video shared on X, Muslims from around the world, including Mecca in Saudi Arabia, Jerusalem, Indonesia, and other places can be seen performing morning prayers to celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Fitr. 

Apr 10, 2024 7:01 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Muslims devotees offer prayers in Kashmir

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Muslim devotees offer prayers on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr.  (Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times)
Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Muslim devotees offer prayers on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr. (Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times)

Muslim devotees offered prayers on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr at the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar on April 10, 2024.

Apr 10, 2024 6:50 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: 3 lip-smacking recipes for a delicious Eid celebration

Eid celebrations are incomplete without a delectable spread to share with your friends and family. Here's a curated selection of timeless recipes that promise to tantalise your palate. From Nihari Gosht to Shahi Tukda, you will find the detailed recipes here

Apr 10, 2024 6:37 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: The Royal family extends wishes on Eid 

The Royal Family took to X to extend their wishes on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. “#EidMubarak to Muslims celebrating in the UK and around the worl,” the post said. 

Apr 10, 2024 6:25 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Shashi Tharoor joins scores of faithful during Eid celebrations

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor joined scores of faithful for the vibrant Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations at the Chandrasekaran Nair Stadium in Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram. He also extended Eid wishes on X. “Delighted to exchange warm Eid greetings with many who were in attendance. Eid Mubarak to all!” he wrote. 

Apr 10, 2024 6:13 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Prepare this delicious Awadhi biryani for Eid

Ingredients 

Basmati rice - 1 kg 

Green cardamom - 10 gm 

Cloves - 5 Salt

For the biryani base 

Jhol 

Chicken cooked - 1.5 kg 

Elaichi powder - 10 g 

Mace powder - 5 g 

Sugar - 10 g 

Kewra water - 5 ml 

Ittar - 5 drops 

Degi mirch - 20 g 

Saffron water - 10 ml 

Ghee - 200 g 

Salt 

Method

Boil 5 litres of water and add the salt, cardamom and cloves. Add the rice and cook till 75 % done. Strain it and keep aside.

Learn the method to prepare the biryani base here

Apr 10, 2024 6:00 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Try this sheer khurma recipe 

Ingredients 

Milk: 2 litres 

Sugar: 250 g 

Ghee: 100 g 

Seviyan (vermicelli): 150g 

Condensed milk: 1 cup 

Cardamom powder: 1 tsp 

Cashews: 25 g 

Almonds: 25 g 

Pistachios: 25 g 

Dry dates: 25 g 

Raisins: 25 g

Method: 

Begin by soaking the cashews, almonds, pistachios and dry dates in water for about 2 hours and cut them into fine slices. Now, take two litres of milk, boil it for about 20-25 minutes and let it rest aside. Learn about the next steps here

Apr 10, 2024 5:51 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Arabic to Moroccan, trendy mehendi designs to try 

Mehendi, also known as henna, is a traditional art form that has been a part of Indian and Middle Eastern cultures for centuries. It is a popular way to add a touch of elegance and beauty to any occasion, and Eid-ul-Fitr is no exception. Check out Arabic, Moroccan, Indian, Pakistani, floral and more designs here

Apr 10, 2024 5:36 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Significance of the Crescent Moon

The crescent moon marks the beginning of a new month in the Islamic Calendar. In Islam, people refer to the Lunar Calendar for determining the important events like the beginning and the end of Ramadan. 

Apr 10, 2024 5:23 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: When will Muslims in Mumbai and Kolkata see the Shawwal Crescent Moon

Mumbai will witness the Shawwal Crescent Moon at 7:24 pm on April 10. Meanwhile, Muslims in Kolkata will witness it at 6:15 pm. 

Apr 10, 2024 5:11 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Banks to remain closed in these states

Banks will remain closed on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, April 11, in most of the states except Chandigarh, Sikkim, Kerala and Himachal Pradesh. 

Apr 10, 2024 4:58 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Muslims across the globe celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr marking end of Ramadan

Muslims across the globe who are observing Eid-ul-Fitr today celebrated the festival to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The festivities included special prayer service, feasting, family gatherings, and exchanging gifts. Check out pictures from around the world here

Apr 10, 2024 4:45 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Eid celebrations at Masjid An Nabawi

The video shows Eid celebrations at the Masjid An Nabawi or The Prophet's Mosque in Saudi Arabia. 

Apr 10, 2024 4:38 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates:  When will Muslims in Delhi see the Shawwal Crescent Moon

Muslims in Delhi are expected to see the Shawwal Crescent Moon at 6:52 pm on April 10, 2024. 

Apr 10, 2024 4:25 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Eid prayers held in a historic former mosque in northern Greece for the first time in 100 years

According to AP, Wednesday marked the first time since the 1920s that the historic Yeni Cami, or New Mosque, was being used for mass prayers during Eid al-Fitr celebrations. Built in 1902 by Italian architect Vitaliano Poselli, the landmark building tucked down a narrow street in the centre of the city stopped being used as a mosque in the 1920s.

The opening of the Yeni Cami for Ramadan prayers sends “a very good message, which is there is no contradiction being Muslims and being citizens,” said Taha Abdelgalil, the imam who led the prayer. “There is no contradiction between opening such (a) historical place and in the same time being proud of the history of the country and its independence.” 

Apr 10, 2024 3:57 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: 5 must-have jewellery for Eid festivities

Eid is all about celebrations. From decking up in traditional attires to adding the perfect accessories, Eid is a fashion lover's dream. Here are five accessories that are essential for your Eid wardrobe.

Apr 10, 2024 3:37 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Ways to stay active and healthy

Over-indulgence in Eid-special delicacies and decrease in physical activity during the festival can have an impact on our health. Hence, it is important to watch our diet and make healthy lifestyle changes to refrain from falling sick. Here are some tips to follow.

Apr 10, 2024 3:20 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Tips to balance festivities with wellness

Eid-ul-Fitr parties are filled with food, drinks and a lot of togetherness of our loved ones. However, late-night dinners and drinks can make the health suffer. We should be mindful about maintaining a balance between enjoying Eid and also taking care of the body. Here are a few tips to strike the perfect balance.

Apr 10, 2024 2:37 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan shared Eid greetings

Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated in Kerala today. Taking to his X profile, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan shared a video message and extended his greetings on the jyous occasion of Eid. “Eid al-Fitr celebrates perseverance and endurance, uniting people from all walks of life. As regressive forces are spreading communal hatred to create polarisation, let's embrace the spirit of compassion and harmony and join the festivities. Eid Mubarak to all,” read his post.

Apr 10, 2024 12:59 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: People offer prayers and mark Eid celebrations

People in Kerala, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir are observing Eid today. Mass prayers were offered by people in Ernakulam district of Kerala. In Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, people turned up to offer namaz.

Apr 10, 2024 12:18 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Trendy mehndi designs to try

During Eid fstivities, women deck up in ethnic ensembles and decorate their hands and feet in mehndi designs. From Arabian to Morocco designs, here are a few suggestions to make your hands more pretty for the festival.

Apr 10, 2024 12:01 PM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Why is Eid celebrated?

Eid-ul-Fitr or Meethi Eid marks the end of Ramadan and the start of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Islamic calendar. Here's all that you need to know about this festival.

Apr 10, 2024 11:35 AM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Lip-smacking recipes for Eid celebrations

What is Eid without food? Meat and Eid-special dishes are an integral part of Eid festivities. Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir and Kerala have started their Eid celebrations today. The rest of the country will be observing Eid tomorrow. Here are three recipes to make your Eid tastier and merrier.

Apr 10, 2024 11:18 AM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Travel tips for Eid getaways

From booking accommodation in advance to looking for Eid-Ul-Fitr deals to get a discount, here are a few travel tips to keep the trip budget-friendly.

Apr 10, 2024 11:01 AM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Tips to manage Diabetes during the festival

Sweets and food are an intergral part of Eid festivities. But how do we keep our Blood Sugar level in check, all the while enjoying Eid? Know tips from Doctors on how to stay fit and manage Diabetes during the celebrations.

Apr 10, 2024 10:43 AM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Importance of staying hydrated during festivities

With the summer setting in, the body always needs to be adequately hydrated so that it is fit and healthy. With changing food habits and increased physical activity, it is more important to keep in mind to drink water regularly.

Apr 10, 2024 10:30 AM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Most beautiful mosques in the world

Fom Masjid Al-Haram in Mecca to Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul, here is a list of ten most beautiful mosques in the world.

Apr 10, 2024 10:14 AM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Tips to manage stress and maintain wellbeing

Festivals are the time for joy and cheer – however, celebrations can also feel overwhelming and tiring. With a combination of self-care, healthy diet and planning, we can manage stress and enjoy the festival. Here are a few health tips to follow.

Apr 10, 2024 9:58 AM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Trendy fashion inspo to look your best this Eid

Eid festivities mean decking up in our best attires and gorging on lip-smacking delicious Eid-special dishes. Eid festivities are that time when we experiment with ethnic ensembles and glam up our look. Here are a few tips to deck up right and own the spotlight during Eid celebrations.

Apr 10, 2024 9:47 AM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Wishes, messages to share with loved ones

Eid marks the start of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Islamic calendar. Eid-ul-Fitr also marks the end of month-long fasting for the Muslims across the world. Here is a list of messages, wishes and images that you can share with your loved ones on the auspicious occasion of Eid.

Apr 10, 2024 9:44 AM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: City wise prayers timings that we should know of

Kerala, Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir will be observing Eid today, while the rest of the country will be celebrating on Thursday. From Kochi to Delhi to Mumbai, here is a list of the prayer timings of the major cities of the country.

Apr 10, 2024 9:22 AM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Kerala gearing up to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Wednesday

Kerala's Muslim Clerics including Sayyid Sadiq Ali Shihab Thangal, Jifri Muthukkoya Thangal and Kanthapuram A P Aboobacker Musliyar announced on Tuesday that Eid-Ul-Fitr will be observed in the state on Wednesday.

Apr 10, 2024 8:44 AM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Indonesians travel to their hometowns are celebrating Eid

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: About 193 million Indonesians travelled across the country to unite with their families on the occasion of Eid. The annual migration is known as mudik, or exodus. People travel bymotorcycles, cars, buses, planes or by boat to visit their families.

Apr 10, 2024 8:26 AM IST

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 Live Updates: Jammu and Kashmir to celebrate Eid on April 10

Announced by the the Union Territory's grand Mufti Nasir-Ul-Islam on Tuesday, Jammu and Kashmir will be celebrating Eid-Ul-Fitr on Wednesday. The Shawwal crescent moon was sighted in the state on Tuesday night. Ladakh will also celebrate Eid with Jammu & Kashmir on the same day.

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