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Eid ul Fitr in South Africa

Eid-al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Eid) is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer. Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutba (sermon) and give zakat al-fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid al-Fitr.

Muslim child and mother expressing joy.
Many Muslims dress in fine clothing and children receive gifts on Eid al-Fitr.
Many Muslims dress in fine clothing and children receive gifts on Eid al-Fitr.
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About Eid ul Fitr

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Eid ul Fitr Observances

Note: Regional customs or moon sightings may cause a variation of the date for Islamic holidays, which begin at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday. The Islamic calendar is lunar and the days begin at sunset, so there may be one-day error depending on when the New Moon is first seen.
WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
FriSep 102010Eid ul FitrMuslim
WedAug 312011Eid ul FitrMuslim
SunAug 192012Eid ul FitrMuslim
ThuAug 82013Eid ul FitrMuslim
TueJul 292014Eid ul FitrMuslim
SatJul 182015Eid ul FitrMuslim
WedJul 62016Eid ul FitrMuslim
MonJun 262017Eid ul FitrMuslim
FriJun 152018Eid ul FitrMuslim
WedJun 52019Eid ul FitrMuslim
SunMay 242020Eid ul FitrMuslim

Quick Facts

Eid-al-Fitr is a holiday to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during the hours of daylight.

Eid ul Fitr 2018

Friday, June 15, 2018

Eid ul Fitr 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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Note: Regional customs or moon sightings may cause a variation of the date for Islamic holidays, which begin at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday. The Islamic calendar is lunar and the days begin at sunset, so there may be one-day error depending on when the New Moon is first seen.

List of dates for other years

Other holidays in June 2018 in South Africa

United Nation Holiday on June 15, 2018

Fun Holiday on June 15, 2018

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