According to a notification sent by the Ministry of Interior, holidays will start on Friday, April 21, and go through Tuesday, April 25.
Earlier, the Ruet-e-Hilal Research Council (RHRC) projected that this year, Saturday, April 22, will likely be observed as Eidul Fitr across the country.
The committee meeting is set to take place on Thursday, April 20, according to the secretary general of the council, Khalid Ijaz Mufti. This will allow time for the committee to view the Shawwal moon.
Eid ul Fitr will be celebrated on Friday, April 21, if the crescent is visible on Thursday evening. But he went on to say that it was uncertain that the moon would be seen that evening.
After completing the 30 days of Ramazan’s holy fasting, he stated that Eid would most likely take place on April 22.
The council predicts that the moon will be born on Thursday, April 20, at 9:13 am Pakistan time. The moon should be visible on the evening of Ramadan 29 if its age at sunset is greater than 19 hours. It was noted that it would be less than 10 hours in entirely of Pakistan.
In Peshawar, Gilgit, Muzaffarabad, Charsadda, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Quetta, and Jiwani, the delay between sunset and moonset, which should be more than 40 minutes, will only be 21 minutes, while it will be 20 minutes in Lahore and Karachi.
The holy month of Ramazan, when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, comes to a close on Eidul Fitr. Typically, reunions of families, dining, and prayers are all part of the holiday celebration.
The sighting of the crescent moon, which heralds the start of the Islamic month of Shawwal, determines the precise date of Eidul Fitr.