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When was Eid al-Fitr in 2016?

Eid al-Fitr in 2016 was on Tuesday, the 5th of July (5/7/2016).

When does Eid al-Fitr begin in North America?

Based on sightability in North America, in 2016 Eid al-Fitr started in North America a day later - on Wednesday, the 6th of July.

When did Eid al-Fitr celebrations begin in 2016?

Note that in the Muslim calander, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr on the sunset of Monday, the 4th of July.

Although Eid al-Fitr is always on the same day of the Islamic calendar, the date on the Gregorian calendar varies from year to year, since the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar and the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar. This difference means Eid al-Fitr moves in the Gregorian calendar approximately 11 days every year. The date of Eid al-Fitr may also vary from country to country depending on whether the moon has been sighted or not.

The dates provided here are based on the dates adopted by the Fiqh Council of North America for the celebration of Eid al-Fitr. Note that these dates are based on astronomical calculations to affirm each date, and not on the actual sighting of the moon with the naked eyes. This approach is accepted by many, but is still being hotly debated.

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