Friday declared holiday to mark Eidul-Fitr

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However, Eid holidays will begin from June 15 to June 18, the interior ministry had said in a statement.

In India, moon was not sighted and the committee announced that the countrywide Eid celebrations will commence on Saturday.

Eid al Fitr marks the end of Ramadan - the month of fasting in which Muslims across the world refrained from eating and drinking during day time.

The crescent of the Shawwal moon has been sighted in Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain, the UAE's International Astronomy Center announced on Thursday.

The Supreme Court in Saudi Arabia have asked for Muslims in the country to keep an eye out for the moon, and to report any sightings to local authorities.

Here's everything you need to know about Eid al-Fitr, when Eid al-Fitr 2018 is and how to celebrate Eid in the UK.

Chaguanas Mayor Gopaul Boodhan yesterday urged citizens to use the month of Ramadan, Eid ul-Fitr celebrations and its message of self-sacrifice to build a happier, stronger nation.

Islamic years span on average between 354 and 355 days depending on the lunar calendar.

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Also, moon was spotted in Saudi Arabia, according to Arab media.

Sultan Bin Saeed Al Badi Al Dhaheri, Minister of Justice issued the resolution for the moon-sighting committee.

The Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee had convened the meeting to sight the moon for Eidul Fitr in Karachi, whereas zonal bodies of the committee also met in Islamabad, Quetta, Peshawar and Lahore.

In Turkey, the Islamic holy month of Ramadan began on May 16.

Some 276 Bangladeshis died in road accidents during Eid past year, while the number in Indonesia was an eye-watering 740 people.

Eid al-Fitr, known as the feast that breaks the fast of Ramadan, is the first and only day of the new month called Shawwal when Muslims are not permitted to fast.

If Eid comes on Friday, Muslims usually perform the Eid prayers soon after sunrise to attend the regular Friday prayers in the afternoon.

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