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** When is Eid al-Fitr in 2013? **

Eid al-Fitr in 2013 is on Thursday, the *8th of August*.

Based on sightability in _North America_, in 2013 Eid al-Fitr will start in
North America a day later - on Friday, the *9th of August*.

Note that in the Muslim calander, a holiday begins on the sunset of the
previous day, so observing Muslims will celebrate Eid al-Fitr on the sunset
of Wednesday, the *7th of August*.

Although Eid al-Fitr is always on the same day of the Islamic calendar, the
date on the Gregorian calendar varies from year to year, since the
Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar and the Islamic calendar is a lunar
calendar. This difference means Eid al-Fitr moves in the Gregorian calendar
approximately 11 days every year. The date of Eid al-Fitr may also vary
from country to country depending on whether the moon has been sighted or

The dates provided here are based on the dates adopted by the Fiqh Council
of North America for the celebration of Eid al-Fitr. Note that these dates
are based on astronomical calculations to affirm each date, and not on the
actual sighting of the moon with the naked eyes. This approach is accepted
by many, but is still being hotly debated.

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** Muslim holidays **

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There are three main *holidays in Islam*: Eid Al-Fitr, Ramadan and Eid
Al-Adha. Eid Al-Fitr is celebrated at the end of Ramadan (a month of
fasting), and Muslims usually give zakat (charity) on the occasion. Eid
Al-Adha is were Muslims usually sacrifice an animal and distribute its meat
among family, friends and the poor.

All Islamic holidays follow the lunar calendar, and thus move each year
relative to the solar calendar. The Islamic calendar has 12 months and 354
days on a regular year, and 355 days on a leap year.


· 1 Eid holidays
· 2 Other occasions

· 2.1 Ashura Day
· 2.2 Laylat ul Isra and Miraj
· 2.3 Laylat al-Qadr

· 3 Religious practice

· 3.1 Fasting

· 3.1.1 Hajj
· 3.1.2 Umrah

· 4 Calendar
· 5 External links

*Eid holidays[edit]*

Main articles: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha

*Other occasions[edit]*

-Ashura Day[edit]-

Main article: Day of Ashura

Ashura is commemorated by Muslims on the ninth and tenth days of Muharram
on the Islamic Calendar. Ashura is an Arabic word meaning "tenth". The Shia
commemorate this day in the memory of the great sacrifice given by the
grandson of Muhammad, Hussain against the Yazid. The Yazid, according to
the Shia, due to his lineage was not the rightful leader of the Muslims.
Hussain organized a revolt against him but was betrayed by his followers
when battle started. Hussain and a large number of his family members were
killed as a result. The Shia believe that this sacrifice established the
beginning of true Islam.^[1]

According to Orthodox Islamic tradition, this day commemorates God saving
Moses and

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_holidays

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