Pakistan anticipates six Eid ul-Fitr holidays this year

Pakistan is preparing for what may be a longer Eid holiday this year, with Eid-ul-Fitr anticipated to occur on Wednesday, April 10th, according to meteorological forecasts.

In 2019, Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry, introduced a five-year lunar calendar to address the issue of moon sighting. This year, adhering to the calendar’s predictions, Ramadan is expected to last 29 days, leading to Eid celebrations on April 10th.

Collaborating with Chaudhry’s initiative, the Meteorological Department has supported the projected date, stating that the Shawwal moon is likely to be sighted on the 29th evening of Ramadan. Director General Sahibzad Khan reiterated their scientific analysis aligning with the lunar calendar, further affirming expectations for Eid festivities.

Traditionally, Eid holidays begin a day before the actual celebration for preparation and festivity. With Eid falling on a Wednesday, the government has announced a four-day holiday from Tuesday to Friday. Combined with the ensuing weekend, this grants the populace a substantial six-day break.

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