Eid to be celebrated in Kashmir tomorrow, ‘maintain physical distancing, avoid congregational prayers’ experts advice

Srinagar: One of the most important festivals of the Muslim community, Eid, shall be celebrated tomorrow, May 24, Sunday after the Grand Mufti of Kashmir said that the lunar crescent was sighted on May 23 evening.

In a public message, Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu earlier had conveyed heartiest congratulations to people of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

Eid al-Fitr, marks the end of the sacred fasting month of Ramzan when people fast from dawn to dusk, recite the Holy Quran and spend their day offering their prayers to Allah.

With this festival, the tenth month of the Islamic calendar, Shawwal begins.

Eid festivities are all about get-togethers, gatherings, feasts and celebrations, but this year due to the coronavirus, experts have advices maintaining physical distancing.

Religious organisations have said that the mass catering of Eid prayer will be avoided, and have advised people to pray at home.


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