In Pictures: Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr around the world
Updated : June 05, 2019 07:41 AM IST
Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Fitr, marking the last day of the holy month of Ramadan with great fervor. ‘Eid al-Fitr’, which means the festival of breaking the fast, begins with the first sighting of the new moon and varies from countries to countries. While many consider the moon sightings in Mecca to celebrate Eid, others consider the local sightings. Countries including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Afghanistan, and Iraq started their celebrations on Tuesday. While India, Egypt, Syria, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, and Australia will start their celebrations on Wednesday.