Happy Eid-ul-Fitr 2021: Eid Mubarak to our Muslim Colleagues, Friends and Clients
Eid al-Fitr means 'festival of breaking the fast' and takes place when Ramadan ends, signalling that the daily fasting is over and the next month (Shawwal) begins.
Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court has announced that Eid ul Fitr will be celebrated on Thursday, May 13.
The crescent moon was not sighted on Tuesday, May 11, meaning Ramadan will last a full 30 days this year. Astronomers had already predicted the moon would not be visible anywhere in the world on May 11. But people should be able to see it on May 12. Dates of Eid and other Islamic months and events can vary by a day or so depending on moon-sighting announcements from different locations. Some communities follow the Saudi news, others look for confirmation in Morocco, the UK, or other countries. It looks like Eid will also be on May 13 in Turkey but a day later, on May 14, in India and Pakistan.