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When will Southall celebrate Eid ul Fitr 2024?

Mon 08 Apr 2024
Eid ul Fitr will be celebrated in Southall and the rest of the UK either on Tuesday 9 April or Wednesday 10 April 2024..

The fact that the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar is widely known, which means that the date for Eid is determined by the sighting of the moon, making it impractical to pre-select a date.

Similar to any other month, the month of Ramadan can last for 29 or 30 days, determined by the visibility of the moon. Muslims across the globe will seek a moonset shortly after sunset on the 29th day, which falls on Monday 8th April 2024.


If the moon is visible, they will celebrate Eid the following day, which will be Tuesday 9th April 2024. In the event that the moon crescent is not sighted, Ramadan will last for 30 days, and Eid ul Fitr will be celebrated on Wednesday 10th April 2024.

The London Central Mosque has just announced that "Wednesday 10 April 2024 is the Day of Eid ul-Fitr and the 1st of Shawwal 1445 Hijri." All of Southall will be celebrating on Wednesday 10 April 2024.

The London Central Mosque follows the unreliable moon sightings from Saudi Arabia and a significant number of mosques in the UK tend to follow suit without question. There was little chance of a moon sighting today.

According to "The crescent visibility map below for Shawwal 1445 (RHS) shows that the moon will be born on 8 April 2024 at 18:21 GMT/UT, but it will not be visible by the naked eye anywhere in the UK to Morocco (MA) region on that date. However, on 9 April 2024, the moon may be easily seen in the UK and in most parts of the world. Hence, the month of Shawwal is most likely to start on 10 April 2024, InShaAllah."


The British government have provided information for the sighting of the moon for the marking of Eid ul-fitr 2024.

According their data, it will not be possible for the moon to be sighted in the UK or Saudi Arabia on Monday night, meaning Eid cannot be on Tuesday 9th April. They state "Sightings of the crescent moon are unlikely on Monday April 8th".

Sighting the moon crescent is only possible in good weather after 16 hours of a new moon. However, the Saudi authorities are often deemed to be untrustworthy in their sightings, claiming to have observed the moon much earlier than the rest of the world.

When is Eid ul Fitr 2024?

  • Wednesday 10th April 2024

Road Closures

No road closures have been announced.

The Police advised that "EID celebrations will be taking place in Southall this evening (Tuesday). Please expect large crowds and heavy traffic along Uxbridge Road. Policing teams are on duty to ensure the safety for all in attendance. Happy EID."

Southall and Southall Broadway is well known for very bad traffic congestion. The festivities and issues will start on Tuesday evening and resume on Wednesday evening. Find alternatives routes of travel.

Celebrating on Southall Broadway and disturbing the local residents at night is not the way to celebrate Eid-ul_Fitr. The proper place is with family and friends or the mosque.

Before the Eid prayer, a fitrana (charitable donation) must be given before the end of the month of Ramadan, for the love of Almighty. It is obligatory on every self-supporting adult Muslim who has food in excess of their needs. It is to provide food for the needy. The monetary value (of the food) is approximately £5. This amount needs to be paid for EVERY member of the household.

A lot of (lazy) people leave it to the last minute and hand over the money before the Eid prayers. There is is no way it can reach the poor people in time for Eid.

Do it online TODAY - give to any charity.

Eid Mubarak.

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