Eid ul-Fitr for 2020 is anticipated to fall on Saturday 23rd May 2020 or Sunday 24th May 2020. As with the start of Ramadan, this is subject to the official sighting of the moon, so it is always best to check with the local Mosque for confirmation nearer the time.
While most Muslims are fasting in the holiest month of Islam, Ramadan is about to give way soon to Eid, the feast after the fasting. The festival is a few days away and most people are gearing up to celebrate it at their homes while still practising social distancing and quarantine norms due to the pandemic.
Eid ul-Fitr is a time when presents are given, new clothes are worn, and the graves of relatives are visited. Besides, it’s normal for men to greet other men with a big hug, and women to do the same to other women in a bid to create goodwill between all. Though, with coronavirus restrictions still in place, that part of the festival won’t be happening this year.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has instructed that people should maintain social distancing at all times for their safety and the safety of others. They also said that this should be practised during the holy month of Ramadan.
“Practice physical distancing by strictly maintaining a distance of at least 1 metre (3 feet) between people at all times,” the interim guidance of the WHO said, which was titled- ‘Safe Ramadan practices in the context of the COVID-19’.
Eid-ul-Fitr 2020 in India:
The month of Ramzan began on 23 April 2020 and will likely end on 23 May 2020. The religious authorities will be gazing at the sky on the evening of Saturday 23 May 2020. If the moon is spotted on that night, Eid ul-Fitr 2020 will be on Sunday 24 May 2020. If not, Ramzan Eid will be observed on 25 May 2020, a Monday.