Iligan City, Philippines – Eid’l Fitr 2018 is on June 15, Friday.
Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid’l Fitr (Eid Al Fitr), otherwise known as feast of Ramadan, which marks the end of month-long obligatory fasting.
The day of Eid’l Fitr also marks the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month on Hijrah Calendar. It is determined through sighting of the new moon.
In the Philippines, one of the authorized organization performing moonsighting is the Autononous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Regional Darul-Ifta’.
The Mindanao-based organization declares that today, June 14, 2018 is the 29th of Ramadhan, 1439 A.H. The moon has been sighted in Indonesia, confirmed by the Consul Agus Majid Consulate of Indonesia.
Therefore, the 1st day of Shawwal and the Eid’l Fitr congregational prayer will be tomorrow June 15, 2018.
Eid’l Fitr is usually celebrated for three (3) days, the first day being the congregational prayer and the remaining days are celebrated through thanksgiving activities. Fasting during those three days of Eid is also forbidden.
In the Philippines, Eid’l Fitr is declared a regular holiday to allow the entire nation to celebrate this event with the Filipino Muslim community.
Eid Mubarak to all Muslims.