Eid al-Fitr holidays for banks from June 17 to 19

The committee's research chief earlier said moon will not be visible on the evening of Thursday

The committee's research chief earlier said moon will not be visible on the evening of Thursday

Earlier today, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority that all schools will also be closed from this Thursday, until Sunday, with the possibility of the holiday extending to Monday also.

He congratulated the Muslim faithful on a successful completion of the Ramadan.

Eid ul-Fitr 2018 Moon Sighting: Muslims all over the world observe Ramadan, which is marked by intense fasting - from dawn to dusk - which finally ends in nightly feasts.

"If it is sighted on Thursday then the holiday will be on Friday, if the moon is sighted on Friday or Saturday, the holiday will be on Monday", the ministry says.

Eid festivities begin after the sighting of the crescent moon.

A statement released by the Ministry says the holiday is to mark the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr across the country. But the date of Ramadan changes year by year because its timing is based on the lunar calendar, which is 11 days shorter than the Gregorian calendar we base our year on.

The details of Shawwaal moon sighting are available on The Climate Data Processing Centre's official website.

The Eid festival falls on the first day of the 10th month of Shawwal.

The Federal Government has declared June 15 and 18 as public holiday to celebrate the 2018 Eid-El-Fitr.

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