When is Eid al-Fitr 2022?

5/1/2022 12:00 PM
Thai Muslims release hundred of balloons after a morning prayer marking the start of Eid al-fitr

Watch out for an announcement by Islam Channel on Saturday late afternoon to find out when it will be Eid al-Fitr 2022. Make sure you check this page for the latest.

If the new crescent moon is not sighted today, Ramadan will conclude on Sunday 1st May 2022, meaning Eid will be on Monday 2nd May 2022.

But if the moon is spotted, then Eid will be on Sunday 1st May. Ramadan lasts either 29 or 30 days depending on when the moon is visible.

Eid also commemorates the 1st day of the tenth month of Shawwal in the Islamic calendar.


Meaning of Eid al-Fitr and how it's celebrated around the world

Eid al-Fitr means "celebration of breaking the fast" as it marks the end of the month-long fasting of Ramadan.  

It is observed for three days and allows families to come together and take part in celebrations.  

In Muslim-majority countries, Eid is a public holiday. And around the world, Eid traditions differ based on the local culture.  

In Turkey, people refer to Eid as Bayram, and Eid al-Fitr is known as both Ramazan Bayramı ("Ramadan Bayram") and Şeker Bayramı ("Bayram of Sweets"). It is customary for young children to go around their neighbourhood, wish everyone a "Happy Bayram" and receive treats.

Meanwhile, Egyptians spend the first day of Eid al-Fitr gathering all family members and celebrating in public gardens. Egyptians like to celebrate with others, so the streets are always crowded throughout the day.

Tunisia celebrates Eid for three days, two of which are national holidays. Special biscuits, including Baklawa and several kinds of "ka'ak", are made to give to friends and relatives on the day.  

In Pakistan, people refer to Eid al-Fitr as chhotī īd, 'the Lesser Eid' or mīṭhī īd, 'Sweet Eid'. Family members enjoy a special Eid breakfast with various types of sweets and desserts.