The happy celebration to mark the end of a beautiful month of Ramadan is known as Eid al-Fitr. The meaning of Fitr is “to break” that illustrates the breaking of the Fast period. Muslims forgive and forgot all past arguments and quarrels and celebrate it together with sweet dishes and other delicious meals.
Note that with regards to the Muslim calendar, a holiday is commenced on the sunset of the preceding day; thus, Eid al-Fitr 2019 will be observed on the sunset of Tuesday 4th Jun, 2019.
Eid al-Fitr always falls on the same day according to the Islamic calendar; for it being a lunar calendar. Nonetheless, the day differs on the Gregorian calendar as it is a solar calendar; causing roughly an eleven day difference each year.
The dates of Eid al-Fitr are usually determined by either an actual sighting of the moon with the naked eyes, or through astronomical calculations. Note that dates provided here are based on the dates adopted by the Fiqh Council of North America.
The next occurrence of Eid al-Fitr is marked in red
|When is ...?||starts on||ends on||Days away|
|Eid al-Fitr 2024||Thursday 11th Apr, 2024||Saturday 13th Apr, 2024||starts in 1843 days|
|Eid al-Fitr 2023||Friday 21st Apr, 2023||Sunday 23rd Apr, 2023||starts in 1487 days|
|Eid al-Fitr 2022||Monday 2nd May, 2022||Wednesday 4th May, 2022||starts in 1133 days|
|Eid al-Fitr 2021||Thursday 13th May, 2021||Saturday 15th May, 2021||starts in 779 days|
|Eid al-Fitr 2020||Sunday 24th May, 2020||Tuesday 26th May, 2020||starts in 425 days|
|Eid al-Fitr 2019||Wednesday 5th Jun, 2019||Friday 7th Jun, 2019||starts in 71 days|
|Eid al-Fitr 2018||Friday 15th Jun, 2018||Sunday 17th Jun, 2018||ended 281 days ago|
|Eid al-Fitr 2017||Sunday 25th Jun, 2017||Tuesday 27th Jun, 2017||ended 636 days ago|
|Eid al-Fitr 2016||Wednesday 6th Jul, 2016||Friday 8th Jul, 2016||ended 990 days ago|
|Eid al-Fitr 2015||Friday 17th Jul, 2015||Sunday 19th Jul, 2015||ended 1345 days ago|
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