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Eid-ul-Fitr 2024: When is  Chand Raat in India

Each year, Eid-ul-Fitr shifts from 10 to 11 days because the Islamic Calendar is governed by the Lunar cycles. It depends on the visibility of the Shawwal’s moon that is why Eid-ul-Fitr’s date varies each year. Read what is the Eid-ul-fitr 2024 date and what day will be on Eid-ul-fitr 2025. 

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Eid-ul-Fitr 2024, also known as Eid-al-Fitr, Sweet Eid, and Id-al-Fitr is the day of culmination of Ramadan. Ramadan is the holy month in which Muslims observe fast as their faith in Islam. 

In India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, people call the evening of Eid-ul-fitr as Chand Raat. Rooted in Urdu, where “chand ” denotes moon and “raat” signifies night, the evening when the moon graces the sky. Chand Raat is the most important event for Muslims as it marks the end of Ramadan, the month of Zul-Hijjah, and the start of Shawwal.

Eid-ul-fitr is the most prominent and festive period that attracts Muslims from all corners of the globe. Different regions may witness the Shawwal Moon on different dates. That is why, there is a slight confusion about the Eid-ul-fitr date 2024 date.

Eid-ul-fitr is one of the biggest festivals among Muslims across the globe and they celebrate it with all the fervor and festivity. Read more to know what is Eid-ul-fitr date in India and across the globe: 

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024: Chand Raat in India

In India, the Eid-ul-Fitr 2024 date depends on the visibility of the Moon. This year, in India, there will be a Solar Eclipse ( Surya Grahan) on 8 April 2024 night, which will go on till 01:15 am on April 9. So, the weather will be cloudy on April 10. 

Hence, as per predictions, you’ll be able to see the Moon on the eve of April 10, 2024. And if this happens, India will celebrate Eid-ul-fitr 2024 on April 11, 2024. This slight variation in the date will potentially extend the fasting period of Ramadan to 30 days instead of 29 days. 

Eid-ul-Fitr 2024: Chand Raat in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Other Nations

In Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, Turkey, Iran, and the United Kingdom, Chand Raat will fall on April 9, 2024. So, these countries will celebrate Eid on April 10 2024, a day before India will do.

The date of Chand Raat depends on the visibility of the Moon, so it may slightly differ from April 8 to April 9 across nations, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, Turkey, Iran, the United Kingdom, and Pakistan.

Chand Raat Importance In Islamic Tradition 

Chand Raat is the momentous celebration when family and friends gather together to look at the new Moon, which marks the end of Ramadan. After Chand Raat begins Eid-ul-fiter which marks the beginning of Shawwal. Once the moon lights up the sky, people hug each other and say, ‘Eid Mubarak’. 🙂 

Jyoti Sehrawat
Jyoti Sehrawat
Jyoti Sehrawat is a passionate writer and an English language educator who has been writing professionally for over 14 years. Her journey as a writer began as a personal endeavor, a way to express her thoughts, feelings, and imagination. Over the years, it evolved into a lifelong pursuit, a calling that she’s truly passionate about. When she’s not writing, she loves to paint, explore new DIYs and bake French-vanilla muffins!

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