Minister Declares Friday As A Statutory Holiday | Social

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This year, their answer has been: "Either on June 15 or 16".

The month-long Ramadan fasting ends with the sighting of the crescent moon in the sky and culminate the celebrations of Eid ul-Fitr. The Saudi government and the Supreme Court have called on Muslims and citizens to report to the nearest court on sighting the new crescent moon or Shawwal crescent.


Like millions of Muslims around the world, Indian devotees celebrate the month of Ramadan, the solemn period of reassessment by abstaining from eating, drinking, and other activities from dawn to dusk. They are also expected to abstain from worldly desires and offer special prayers. The private sector receives two holiday days for Eid, which means either Friday and Saturday will be off, or Saturday and Sunday. The lunar cycle is used to calculate the Islamic Hijri era and this year's Ramadan was observed at a different time across India, as the moon was not been visible in some parts of the country.

A statement released by the Ministry says the holiday is to mark the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr across the country.


On Thursday, the sun in Delhi-NCR will set at 7:22 pm and that is when devotees will break their fast.

Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) also will remain closed for three days from Sunday, June 17 in view of Eid al-Fitr holidays.


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