Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of fasting for Muslims called Ramadan. The date on which Eid al-Fitr is celebrated usually falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal.
Date for Eid al-Fitr falls on the same date of the Islamic Calendar but in the Gregorian calendar the date falls on different dates. This is due to the fact that Islamic Calendar is a lunar calendar while the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar.
Traditionally it is celebrated on the day when the crescent moon is first sighted just after sunset. If for some reason the moon is not sighted on the 29th Day then it is celebrated on the following day.
During the month of Ramadan, Muslims undergo a period of fasting from dawn to sunset. On the first day of the next month, Shawwal, Muslims observe Eid al-Fitr. This day was originated by The Islamic Prophet Muhammad. On the day of Eid al-Fitr, fasting is strictly forbidden.
The celebrations of Eid al-Fitr continue for 1, 2 or 3 days. On this day, a practicing Muslim usually wakes up before sunrise to offer Salatul Fajr, the pre-sunrise prayer. The common greetings on this day are “Eid Mubarak” or Eid Sa‘īd. Many countries have their own greetings in local languages, for example,
In Turkey, a common saying is Bayramınız kutlu olsun or “May your Bayram – Eid – be blessed.”
Here are the dates in the Gregorian calendar for Eid al-Fitr for the next decade, i.e. till 2027.
|Islamic Year||Date of Eid al-Fitr ( According to the Gregorian Calendar)|
|1438||25 June 2017|
|1439||15 June 2018|
|1440||4 June 2019|
|1441||24 May 2020|
|1442||13 May 2021|
|1443||2 May 2022|
|1444||28 June 2023|
|1445||16 June 2024|
|1446||30 March 2025|
|1447||20 March 2026|
|1448||10 March 2027|
The dates are based on astronomical calculations, so the dates may vary according to The High Judiciary Council of Saudi Arabia.