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India to celebrate Eid al-Fitr on 22 April

Close-up shot of a smiling young Muslim woman with white hijab, embracing her family visit during Ramadan.

India will celebrate Eid-al-Fitr on Saturday as the crescent moon has been sighted in different parts of the country.

As the fasting month of Ramadan comes to an end, Muslims are preparing for Eid al-Fitr, the “festival of breaking the fast”.

Muslims begin Eid day celebrations by partaking in a prayer service that takes place shortly after dawn, followed by a short Qutuba.

On their way to the prayer, which is traditionally held in an Eid Gah area, Muslims recite takbeerat, praising God by saying “Allahu Akbar”, meaning “God is great”.

Muslims usually spend the day visiting relatives and neighbours. The most popular greeting is “Eid Mubarak” (Blessed Eid) or “Eid sa’id” (Happy Eid). 

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