Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan, will be celebrated across the country on Wednesday as the moon was sighted Tuesday evening.
Delhi’s Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari made the announcement after a meeting of the moon-sighting committee here.
“The moon was sighted today. That means Eid will be celebrated on Wednesday in Delhi and other parts of the country,” a senior official at the city’s mosque said.
In some parts of the world, the Eid is being celebrated today since the crescent moon in UAE and other western countries was sighted yesterday.
Eid-ul-Fitr is observed in the month of Ramzan when people in the Muslim community practice Roza (fasting in Islam). The ritual is performed by observing a sehri and iftar. Sehri marks the beginning of a Roza while iftar marks the end of a Roza. This ritual is followed for a period of close to 30 days.
Eid-ul-Fitr symbolises peace and brotherhood. The festival is marked with feasts and the faithful offers prayers at mosques and idgahs to seek blessings of the divine.
People, especially children dress up in their traditional fineries to mark the festival.