Eid Mubarak - Festivals

Eid Mubarak

24 May 2020, Kathmandu – Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid Al Fitr today as the end of the holy month of Ramadan. We wish all our Muslim brothers and sisters a happy, healthy, peaceful, and prosperous Eid Celebration all over. EID MUBARAK!!

Eid Al Fitr - Eid Mubarak 2020
Eid Al Fitr – Eid Mubarak 2020

Muslims of Nepal celebrate the Eid al-Fitr festival, one of the most important Islamic festivals. The festival, celebrated for one to three days, marks the end of Ramadan, the month-long fasting by the Muslim community. The date of the festival is set every year according to the Islamic calendar. On this day the Islamic community offer prayers and call for unity among all.

Earlier Eid holiday was announced for Sunday the 24th of May, which could not be confirmed as moon sighting was not clear on Saturday night. So, Government has corrected the date for a national holiday on Muslim Communities major festival Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday. Earlier the cabinet declared the Eid-ul-Fitr 2020 holiday on Sunday.

Jame Masjid, Kathmandu
Jame Masjid, Kathmandu

Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, especially the month-long fasting from sunrise to sunset.

Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in the country on May 25 as the moon could not be sighted on Saturday, Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid said. Amid the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdown, Imama also appealed to people to offer Eid namaz at their homes.

A meeting of the Muslim Community was held here during the day. After the meeting it was announced that the moon was not sighted in Kathmandu and there was also no report from any part of the country.

Nepali Muslims Celebrating Eid In Kathmandu
Nepali Muslims Celebrating Eid In Kathmandu

They declared that the first Shawwal falls on May 25, therefore Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Monday. They also appealed to people to adhere to social distancing and lockdown guidelines of the governments and stay at home to offer Eid namaz.