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When is Eid al-Fitr 2022?

There can be much confusion surrounding the exact date of Eid

The holy month of Ramadan is coming to an end, culminating in the annual Eid al-Fitr celebration.

Like most Islamic festivals, Eid’s exact date is not fixed and moves dates each year depending on the moon cycle. Muslims determine the start of Eid based on the new beginning of a new moon cycle following the beginning of the moon at the start of Ramadan.

Because of this, it can be difficult to determine when Eid exactly starts. While most scholars agree that Eid will fall on Monday, May 2 this year there are some others who speculate it will begin on May 3 instead.

Due to its importance and special nature as a holiday, Eid is marked by a very specific type of prayer generally performed in a large hall or a field – for example, Platt Fields park regularly hosts prayers. Eid prayers are also unique in that they are one of the only prayers that must be performed in a congregation, stressing the importance of the Islamic community coming together to celebrate.

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