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When is Eid in 2020?

The two Eids are the most important Muslim holidays observed across the world. The 1st Eid - Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan with the arrival of the succeeding month of Shawwal. It is a day of festivity and celebration. An elaborate feast is organised to ensure no one stays without food on this day. Muslims are forbidden to fast on this day after a month of abstaining from food from sunrise to sunset for Ramzan.

The 2nd Eid comes a few months later and is known as Eid-ul-Adha. It is also called Eid-ul Azha, Eid-ul-Doha, Eid-ul-Dzoha, Eid-ul-zuha and Bakri-Eid. This is the Eid of sacrifice. This day commemorates the selfless sacrifice of Ibrahim as per the commandment of God as per the Holy Quoran.

Apart from feasting and praying, exchanging gifts and greetings is also an integral part of the celebrations in both the Eids. In 2020 the two Eids shall be celebrated on the 23rd of May (Eid-ul-Fitr) and 30th of July (Eid-ul-Adha).

Pragya Published: Jun 25, 2019 | Last Updated: Sep 23, 2019
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