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Muslims get ready to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Thursday

New Delhi: Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Thursday. It is because the moon was not sighted on Tuesday. 

In Jammu and Kashmir and Kerala Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated on Wednesday. Lakhs of Muslims are attending congregational Eid prayers in  Eidgahs, Masjids and Shrines across the state.

However, Eid will be celebrated across the country on Thursday. Center announced that its offices in the national capital will remain closed on Thursday in view of Eid.

Eid-ul-Fitr is the most important festival of Muslim community across the world.

As this lunar month was of 30 days, fasting by Muslims will automatically be over on July 7, the day on which Eid will be celebrated.

Eid al-Fitr starts when the new moon is spotted in the sky. But at the night of Tuesday, the moon is not spotted in sky. That is why Eid-ul-Fitr celebration is shifted from Wednesday to Thursday.

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