When would EID occur in UAE most likely?
An astronomer based out of Sharjah has given his predictions by when would Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha would most likely to fall in UAE.
Ebrahim Al Jarwan, General Supervisor at Sharjah Planetarium, had predicted based on his astronomical calculations and said that, “according to astronomical calculations, Friday, June 15 will be the first day of Eid Al Fitr and looking further down the calendar, Eid Al Adha will most likely fall on Wednesday, August 22.”
Al Jarwan mentions, “I will be gazing at the night sky by June 13, as the new moon that marks the start of the Shawwal month is expected to start appearing, “but we expect to definitely see it after the sunset of June 14,” which makes June 15 the first day of Eid Al Fitr.
As the ending of Ramadan and the start of the first day of Eid Al Fitr is less than a fortnight away. The predictions for the moon sighting to be observed so as to know the end dates of Ramadan have already started to occur. The Islamic calendar is based on the sighting of the moon. The Ramadan this year, according to the calculations based on astronomy will last for 29 days.
The exact dates of the Islam’s Holy month in Ramadan, that is, from the start and the end of Ramadan depends on the sighting of the new moon.
Every year, all across the world, Muslims come together and gather with their friends, family and the whole entire community in order to celebrate the Eid as the month long fasting of Ramadan comes close to its end. Two of the main Islamic celebrations are Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha, which literally translates into ‘festival of breaking the fast’ and the ‘festival of sacrifice’.
In case if the moon is not observed right after the 29th day of the lunar moon as per predictions, then it is most likely to be celebrated the very next following day.