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Eid el-Fitr 2024: When Ramadan ends ?

“Aïd el-Fitr 2024 : the end date of Ramadan is when ?”

AID 2024. Aïd el-Fitr marks the end of the month of Ramadan and therefore fasting for the community. Muslim. What is its end date this year? Prayer, traditions, religious festival… Everything you need to know about Aïd el-Fitr in our dedicated article.

Every year, the final date of Aïd el-Fitr, the celebration of breaking the fast of Ramadan, is uncertain until the few days leading up to it. preceding the celebration. The French Muslim religious authorities in fact use the observation of the Moon as a complement to astronomical calculations to fix it (more information here). nbsp;Many practicing Muslims in France celebrate Aïd el-Fitr with family and friends. the break of the jeûne" is in fact the second most important festival within this religion, after Aïd el-Adha (the " êfestival of sacrifice").   

Sometimes confused by non-Muslims, "l'Aïd el-Fitr" and "l'Aïd el-Adha" are distinguished mainly by the fact that during the 'Aïd el-Adha, or A& ;iuml;d el-Kebir (the "great feast"), an animal, most often a sheep, is sacrificed. À note that Aïd el-Adha occurs approximately 70 days after Aïd el-Fitr, which therefore takes place the day after the last day of the month of Ramadan. 

​​​​​​What is the date of Aïd al-Fitr 2024 ? 

The Hijri calendar, referring to Muslims, is based on on the cycle of the moon and not on that of the sun like our Gregorian calendar. The appearance of the first crescent moon is therefore decisive in the passage of the month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the lunar calendar, that of chawwal, the tenth. For 2024, the forecast date'Aïd el-Fitr based on astronomical calculations is Tuesday April 9. Please note, this date may be postponed by one day, depending on whether the crescent moon marking the date is taken into account (or not). start of the month. It can therefore be shifted to April 10, 2024, this year.

How is the date of Aïd el-Fitr fixed ? 

Muslim fasting runs from daybreak until sunset for an entire month, that of Ramadan. Religious authorities thus model themselves on lunar cycles to determine the start date of fasting and that of Aïd el-Fitr, which ends Ramadan. To observe the moon and confirm the passage of ;#39;one month à another, a "Night of doubt" always takes place on the 29th day of the current month: if a crescent moon (which marks the start of a new cycle) is visible, then the new month ;begins the day after the observation, otherwise the month extends one more day. In this case, if on the evening of the 29th day of the month of Ramadan, the moon is observed, then Aïd-el-Fitr is cel' bred the next day, if not the day after that.

Observation of the moon, an ancestral method in Islam to determine the start and end of Ramadan, will be around for a long time ;t&eac;, in France, opposed to astronomical calculations, an opposition giving rise to debates between different religious bodies and even within confusion about the dates of the month of fasting in the past. But in recent years, a consensus has been forming between the proponents of the scientific method and the organizers of the Night of Doubt. Thanks to astronomical measurements, the end date of Ramadan is generally communicated at the start of the month of fasting, allowing believers to prepare for Aïd el-Fitr & The theological commission of the Grand Mosque of Paris, which meets during the Night of Doubt, only officially confirms this date , even mentioning the "scientific data" in its latest announcements. 

Éalso namedé "Aïd el-Seghir", "little party" in French, Aïd el-Fitr means "feast of rupture". Feast of forgiveness and peace, it can last until three days. Tradition dictates that'à On this occasion, the practitioner pays zakat (alms intended for the most deprived), which represents the donation of four times the contents of two combined hands of food. Six additional days of fasting can be traditionally practiced after & quot;breakup party" what is Aïd el-Fitr : "the six days of chawwal", named after the month following that of Ramadan in the calendar & quot;hégirien" (name of the Muslim calendar). 

But be careful, the celebration of Aïd el-Fitr is not "fair& quot; a way to mark the end of fasting in the month of Ramadan. It also symbolizes, for Muslim communities around the world, a great moment of sharing, peace and joy. Concretely, the festival of Aïd el-Fitr is thus the occasion, usually, of gatherings at home. the mosque followed by large family meals, gifts, visits to loved ones… 

During the festivities, Muslims also exchange the vow of Aïd Mubarak" ;quot;, "Happy Aïd" in French. Finally, Aïd el-Fitr is also called "sweet fruit". So it makes The main focus is on desserts, once the morning prayer has been completed. Ftour,  zlabia,  gazelle horns or even  chebakia, without forgetting the dates stuffed with lemon juice. almond paste… All these foodstuffs will be tasted for this celebration.

Before the Aïd prayer, Muslims must have given the Zakât al- fitr, the almsgiving at the end of Ramadan. This can be offered in the form of food or money for people in need. To validate the efforts made during Ramadan, each believing Muslim must pay alms to those in need, as a mark of solidarity.

The "zakat al-Fitr" allows à those who are in need of celebrating the festival of Aïd like any other Muslim, without having to go begging that day. Recently, the representative bodies of the Muslim faith in France have set limits for the Muslim faith in France. the amount of this alms ôa 7 euros per person. The person responsible for the family must pay it for each family member in his or her care, including children and babies. A family of 5 people with 3 children, even young ones, must therefore pay the sum of 35 euros for the end of this Ramadan. euros, in order to "purify" fasting.  

L'Aïd el-Fitr is above all an important day on a spiritual level. It allows us to come back and learn the lessons of this month of fasting, to take stock of the good or bad actions accomplished. The Aïd is notably marked by its morning prayer (Salat el aid ) which is  nbsp;specific.According to the specialized site Al Kanz, this Aïd ul-Fitr prayer theoretically takes place when the sun's'é ?eve above the horizon the length of a spear? (i.e. approximately three meters).

More concretely, the Aïd prayer is inserted between two of the five daily prayers of practitioners, it takes place a few minutes after sunrise (Fajr) and ends shortly before noon (Dhuhr). This prayer is generally performed in a meeting or at a meeting. the mosque. In practice, mosques themselves set the time for collective prayer.

How to wish Aïd el-Fitr ? What happy birthday messages are preferred ?& nbsp;The specialized site Assabile.com offers different options for Muslims and non-Muslims to wish each other a happy Aïd el-Fitr & the end of the holy month of fasting of the faithful. Here is a selection of these messages:

  • "Aïd Mubarak Saïd"
  • "Aïd Mubarak Saïd, may God accept your fast and prayers".
  • "Aïd Mubarak Saïd à you and &agrav; all your family, may God bless you and grant your dearest wishes.
  • "Aïd Mubarak, best wishes for your healthé and happiness.
Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116