Kerala: Eid-ul-Fitr to be celebrated in the state on Saturday
Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in Kerala on Saturday. The date was confirmed as the crescent moon was not sighted in the state on Thursday. The State Government has declared April 22 as a holiday for all its offices.
Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan extended Eid greetings to Malayalis across the world on the eve of the festival. While wishing everyone on the occasion, Khan hoped that the festival would instil compassion and brotherhood in the minds of people.
Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated across the world on different days and it is determined by the sighting of the crescent moon which is supposed to denote the start of the Shawwal month in the lunar Islamic calendar. It marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramzan.