A new moon was observed in the United Kingdom on June 13, and a crescent moon is expected tonight, June 14.
Eid al-Fitr, which means "festival of breaking the fast", is traditionally a three-day festival that marks the end of fasting. Official announcement in India and Pakistan is also expected any moment.
Eid-ul-Fitr is a religious festival that is celebrated widely by Muslims all over the world.
There are sub-committees in every district of Bangladesh; if the moon is sighted anywhere in any district, the sub-committee reports back to the central committee, and the foundation makes the declaration that initiates nationwide jubilation.
Chaguanas Mayor Gopaul Boodhan yesterday urged citizens to use the month of Ramadan, Eid ul-Fitr celebrations and its message of self-sacrifice to build a happier, stronger nation.
However, the end date always changes each year, as the timing is based on the lunar calendar. Ramadan is one of the five pillars of the Islamic faith.
In Kerala, Eid will be celebrated tomorrow as the moon was sighted in Kozhikode, a top cleric said.
A moon-sighting committee has been drafted for this goal.
The crescent of the Shawwal moon has been sighted in Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain, the UAE's International Astronomy Center announced on Thursday. The age of the new moon at the time of sunset on Thursday evening will be less than 19 hours.
Muslims in the coastal region of Karnataka will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Friday June 14.
The Moon Sighting Committee of the Ministry of Endowments (Awqaf) and Islamic Affairs has announced that Friday, June 15 is the first day of the blessed Eid al-Fitr. Special prayers, including Traweeh prayers, were offered all across the Muslim world.