New Delhi: In Jammu and Kashmir and Kerala Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated on Wednesday with traditional religious gaiety and fervor, as lakhs of Muslims will be attending congregational Eid prayers in Eidgahs, Masjids and Shrines across the state.
However, Eid al-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting and holy month of Ramzan, will be celebrated across the country on Thursday.
The Centre announced that its offices in the national capital will remain closed on Thursday in view of Eid.
Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari said that as the moon could not be sighted on Tuesday, Eid will be celebrated on July 7.
Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, the month succeeding Ramzan.
It is the most important festival for the Muslim community across the world.
Most of the secular societies offer holidays for at least the Muslim working population on this day.