Eid ul-Fitr 2019 Moon Sighting: Muslims all over the world observe Ramadan, marked by intense fasting – from dawn to dusk – which finally ends with the auspicious festival of Eid ul-Fitr. The month-long Ramadan fasting ends with the sighting of the crescent moon in the sky.
The Shawwal crescent, signalling the end of Ramadan and the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, has been sighted in the following nations:
– Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt, Kuwait and other parts of the Middle East. A few exceptions are Jordan, Palestine, Iran, parts of Syria and Yemen.
– In North Africa, all nations including Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco and Chad have sighted the crescent. Similarly, the entire central Africa region would be celebrating Eid on June 4. In the African continent, an exception remains South Africa, where the festival would be celebrated on Wednesday.
– In Europe, all nations with significant Muslim presence, including the UK, France, Germany and Turkey, have announced Eid al-Fitr tomorrow.
– The Islamic Society of North America has announced Eid al-Fitr tomorrow (June 4) in the United States. The 4th Canadian Division has also confirmed Eid tomorrow across Canada.