Eid Mubarak 2021, Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court calls Muslims in UAE, Qatar and other Arab states to sight the crescent moon for the month of Shawwal on Tuesday evening, that is May 11, 2021, which will mark Eid-ul-Fitr and the end of Ramadan 2021.
Muslims around the world are marking the end of Ramadan this week with the arrival of the festival of Eid-al-Fitr.
The mass celebrations of Eid will once more be curtailed by restrictions around the Covid-19 pandemic, some traditions will endure. Eid Qurban, where 2 Muslims around the world slaughter an animal – a goat, sheep, cow or camel – during Eid al Adha is restricted this year because of the second wave of Covid-19. The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily by human-to-human transmission of secretions of saliva and respiratory droplets, which are produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, speaks, or sings. Infection can also occur when individuals touch contaminated surfaces and then the eyes, nose or mouth before cleaning their hands.
Cancelling social and religious gatherings should be seriously considered. WHO recommends that any decision to restrict, modify, postpone, cancel, or proceed with holding a mass gathering should be based on a standardized risk assessment exercise, taking into account current epidemiological trends, capacities, and resources. These decisions should be part of a comprehensive approach taken by national authorities to respond to the pandemic.