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Eid-al-Fitr in Australia

 

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Ramadan is the holiest month in Muslim calendar. During Ramadan, the Muslims fast from sun up to sun down on a daily basis. It is the holy month of prayer, reflection and forgiveness as well. Muslims renew their faith and strengthen their spiritual ties with God or Allah during Ramadan. At the end of the Ramadan period, a joyous activity happens to break one month of fasting and sacrificing. This celebration is called Eid-al-Fitr or Festival of Breaking the Fast.

When is Eid-al-Fitr Celebrated in Australia?

Celebration of the Eid-al-Fitr immediately follows the end of the Ramadan period. Shawwal is the month that follows holiest month of Ramadan. The celebration of Eid-al-Fitr in Australia falls on first day of Shawwal month.

What Happens during Eid-al-Fitr in Australia?

Towards the end of the Ramadan, Muslim community continues to fast and sacrifice. Along with this, they also donate foods, essential goods, and money to needy. On the celebration of Eid-al-Fitr, Muslim community extends their assistance to the poor. Most of the Muslim groups or Muslim families invite poor to partake on the festive foods they prepared for celebration. There are also Muslims who donate foods like rice, grain, and bread so the poor can have a good meal in the celebration of Eid-al-Fitr in Australia.

On the day of Eid-al-Fitr, Muslims in Australia go to their mosques to pray Eid prayer, to reflect and to meditate. The religious leader also read scriptures and share stories to the attendees of Eid-al-Fitr celebration.

Muslims wear their finest clothes and take the effort to decorate and beautify their homes to welcome the coming of Eid-al-Fitr. It is also the best opportunity for them to gather their family and friends and partake on the festive food they cooked for Eid-al-Fitr celebration.

Is Eid-al-Fitr a Holiday in Australia?

Eid-al-Fitr is a very important event for Muslims. In Australia, Eid-al-Fitr is not declared as a holiday. The private and public offices are open to service the people. Students also go to their classes, and employees proceed to their respective jobs. Commercial establishments are also open, such as banks, restaurants, and shops. Muslims that operate businesses in Australia may opt to close on the day of Eid-al-Fitr so they can join in various activities for the day. Employees may also ask permission to leave from if they want to participate in the Eid-al-Fitr activities. There is also a possibility of traffic congestion in areas near mosques. This is because of the great volume of Muslims who go to the mosques to attend Eid-al-Fitr activities.

Weekday Date Year Name Holiday Type Where it is Observed
Thursday Aug 8 2013 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Tuesday Jul 29 2014 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Saturday Jul 18 2015 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Thursday Jul 7 2016 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Monday Jun 26 2017 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Friday Jun 15 2018 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Wednesday Jun 5 2019 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Sunday May 24 2020 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Thursday May 13 2021 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Tuesday May 3 2022 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Saturday Apr 22 2023 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Wednesday Apr 10 2024 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Monday Mar 31 2025 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Friday Mar 20 2026 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Wednesday Mar 10 2027 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Sunday Feb 27 2028 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Thursday Feb 15 2029 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Tuesday Feb 5 2030 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Saturday Jan 25 2031 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Wednesday Jan 14 2032 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Monday Jan 3 2033 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Friday Dec 23 2033 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Tuesday Dec 12 2034 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Sunday Dec 2 2035 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Thursday Nov 20 2036 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Tuesday Nov 10 2037 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Saturday Oct 30 2038 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Wednesday Oct 19 2039 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Monday Oct 8 2040 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Friday Sep 27 2041 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Tuesday Sep 16 2042 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Sunday Sep 6 2043 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Thursday Aug 25 2044 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Tuesday Aug 15 2045 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Saturday Aug 4 2046 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Wednesday Jul 24 2047 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Monday Jul 13 2048 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Friday Jul 2 2049 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays
Tuesday Jun 21 2050 Eid-al-Fitr Muslim Holidays

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