The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has declared that the holidays will begin from Thursday, June 14, and the festival will be celebrated on Friday.
Whichever community that sights the moon first will send the message to other communities. 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.More news: Local faces at the Tony Awards
Eid, which is expected to begin from Thursday, comes at the end of Ramadan, when Muslims abstain for a month from activities including eating, drinking, smoking and sex during daylight hours.
The Central Ruet-e-Hilal committee will meet on Thursday evening in Karachi for sighting the Shawwal moon. Now, that Eid ul-Fitr is around the corner, it is quite probable that the moon sighting problem will persist yet again.
The Islamic calendar is determined by moon phases making each month last either 29 or 30 days.
Some connotes that "Eid" means "celebration" and "Mubarak" means "Blessed", which translates wishing your near ones a blessed Eid al-Fitr.