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Eid ul Fitr in Pakistan expected to be observed on April 22: Ruet-e-Hilal

As the holy month of Ramadan progresses, Muslims in Pakistan and around the world are eagerly awaiting the sighting of the crescent moon, which will mark the end of the month-long fasting period and the beginning of Eid ul Fitr celebrations. The country’s apex moon sighting committee, Ruet-e-Hilal, is set to meet on April 20 to search for the first glimpse of the crescent of Shawwal.

According to Ruet’s Secretary General, Khalid Ijaz Mufti, the moon is expected to be born on April 20 at 9:13 am local time, with the age of the crescent at sunset being less than 10 hours on the evening of 29th Ramadan. While it typically takes a new moon at least 19 hours to be visible at sunset, Mufti has predicted that Eid ul Fitr will most likely be celebrated on Saturday, April 22, 2023.

Eid ul Fitr, also known as the Festival of Sweets, marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting and spiritual reflection. This joyous occasion is celebrated by Muslims all around the world, who come together with family and friends to share delicious meals, exchange gifts, and give to those in need. In Pakistan, preparations for Eid ul Fitr typically begin weeks in advance, with markets bustling with shoppers buying traditional clothes, jewelry, and decorations.

As Pakistanis eagerly await the official announcement of the Eid ul Fitr date, the anticipation and excitement continue to grow. Whether it falls on April 22 or not, one thing is for sure: Eid ul Fitr will be a time of love, laughter, and blessings for all those who celebrate it.

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