Eid Al Fitr 2013 Announcement

Eid Al-Fitr 2013 [Eid Al-Fitr 1434]

Eid al-Fitr 2013 (Shawwal 1434) Photographs    (Published at 09:15 AM, 08-August-2013, Makkah Time)

We are pleased to announce that we have just received Eid al-Fitr 2013 (Shawwal 1434) photographs taken on the evening of 7th August 2013 at Salta, Argentina. The location Salta, Argentina was in the blue zone and as per the calculations, the new moon was visible at Argentina on the evening of 7th August 2013. This confirms our calculations. Please click below to see the photograph. To see technical details about the photograph, please click here.

New moon photograph for Eid al-Fitr 2013 (Shawwal 1434)

EID MUBARAK !!   



Important Announcement about celebrating Eid Al-Fitr 2013 / Aid El-Fitr 2013 / Shawwal 2013

We are very happy to announce that Eid Al-Fitr 2013 (1434) [Aid El-Fitr 2013 (1434)] should be celebrated on Thursday, 8th August 2013 almost all over the world with a few exceptions as mentioned below. This is because on 6th August 2013, crescent visibility is not expected anywhere in the world and the extension of the zone of observation on the next day, 7th August 2013, covers almost all the countries of the world. Thus, Ramadan fasting should be ended on Wednesday, 7th August 2013 and Shawwal 2013 should start on the next day, 8th August 2013. Please click here to get more details with the required calculations that explain why almost all countries in the world should celebrate Eid Al-Fitr 2013 (Aid El-Fitr 2013) on the same day of 8th August 2013. Please see the country list below arranged continent wise showing where Eid Al-Fitr should be celebrated on 8th August 2013.

Do remember Eid Al-Fitr 2013 is on Thursday, 8th August 2013 in almost the entire world.



Few Exceptions

In the case of Russia, the extension of the zone of observation includes the greatest part of this country. However, a small part of Russia, to the east of Okhotsk, is not covered by the extension of the zone of observation on the evening of 7th August 2013. Similarly, for the Kiribati Islands, the extension of the zone of observation covers up to Arorae Island. The eastern part of this island is not covered by the extension of the zone of observation on the evening of 7th August. In the case of Samoa and Tonga islands, this zone does not cover the totality of the islands. Thus, in Kiribati, Samoa and Tonga, Eid Al-Fitr 2013 should be celebrated on Friday, 9th August 2013. In Russia, the small part of the country to the east of Okhotsk should also celebrate Aid on 9th August 2013.

Eid Al-Fitr 2013 date

8th August 2013 - Following countries should celebrate Eid Al-Fitr 2013 on Thursday, 8th August 2013

AFRICA (54)


  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African
    Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Congo, Democratic
    Republic of
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
ASIA (44)


  • Afghanistan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei
  • Burma (Myanmar)
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • East Timor
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakstan
  • Korea, North
  • Korea, South
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mongolia
  • Nepal
  • Oman
  • Palestine
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Russian Federation *
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
EUROPE (48)


  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and
    Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kosovo
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Vatican City
NORTH AND
CENTRAL AMERICA
(23)

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the
    Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United States
    Of America
  S. AMERICA (12)


  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Guyana
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Suriname
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
OCEANIA (12)


  • Australia
  • Fiji
  • French Polynesia
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia
  • Nauru
  • New Zealand
  • Palau
  • Papua New
    Guinea
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu

* Note: Whole Russian Federation to the west of Okhotsk. Please read "Few Exceptions" section above for details.

Shawwal 2013 date

9th August 2013 - Eastern Russia (The small part of the country to the east of Okhotsk), Kiribati, Samoa and Tonga Islands