Published: Thu, June 06, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

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Muslim women at a prayer service at a mosque in Redmond, Washington, to mark the end of Ramadan and the start of Eid-al-Fitr in 2016.

The IAC is not authorized to announce the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, but its mission is only to explain the astronomical side of the event, and to clarify scientific facts behind moon sighting.

Although parts of the province celebrated Eid on Tuesday, the rest followed the federal government to mark the end of the holy month today.

The dates of the month change based on the sightings of the new moon by local religious authorities, meaning the exact dates, and its duration - which is 29 to 30 days - change by area.

Some Muslims have already kicked off the celebrations for Eid al-Fitr, but others are waiting until a day later. "I ask God to accept our good deeds, and Eid Mubarak", the Saudi King said in a tweet.

The date of Eid al Fitr varies, depending on when the new moon has been sighted after a month of fasting.

How is Eid al-Fitr celebrated?

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Muslims attend the mosque for these special prayers which ark the end of Ramadan.

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In the federal capital, the main Eid congregation was held at the Faisal Mosque where top government officials and envoys of Muslim countries offered Eid prayers along with others.

"Praying on an open field is a great way to celebrate the great day with people and it's one of the blessed rulings of prophet Muhammad, peace and blessing be up on him and all the prophets".

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that one could enjoy the real festivities of Eid by showing compassion to and share pleasures with the needy and poor people.

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Pakistan, which is mostly Sunni, traditionally celebrates a day after most of the Muslim world.

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