Eid al-Fitr 2016 dates in India, UAE, Turkey and Russia
Eid al-Fitr 2016 dates in India, UAE, Turkey and RussiaReuters

It is confirmed that Eid al-Fitr will be observed in India on July 7, a day after several other countries celebrate it. But Muslims in Kerala will celebrate the feast on July 6 along with Saudi Arabia while it will be observed in the rest of the country the next day.

Muslims around the world are looking forward to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr that marks the end of a month of fasting, which started on June 6. Since the date of celebration is decided according to the sighting of the crescent moon, Muslims in the Gulf countries have declared that they will observe Eid 2016 on July 6, which means the festival will fall on July 7 in India and other countries in the Subcontinent.

However, Muslim spiritual heads, the Kozhikode Valiya Khasii and the Palayam Imam, have announced that Kerala will celebrate this year's Eid-ul-Fitr on Wednesday, according to ManoramaOnline. The Governor of the state, Justice (Rtd.) P Sathasivam, has extended his greetings and wishes to the people of Kerala and all the Malayalees around the world on the eve of the auspicious occasion that marks the end of the holy month of Ramzan.

Kerala usually observes Eid-ul-Fitr on the same day as the Gulf countries every year and not with the rest of India. July 6 is when the festival is being observed in several countries, including the United States, Saudi Arabia, the U.K, and Australia. 

Pakistan is also celebrating Eid on Wednesday unlike other countries in the Subcontinent. Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee chairman Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman has announced that Muslims in the country will celebrate the festival on July 6 based on the crescent moon sighted.

Muslims in Turkey and Russia celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr on July 5.

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