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Ramadan 2018: When does Ramadan end? When is Eid this year?

13 June 2018

If you're staying in Dubai for Eid Al Fitr, there's some good news for drivers as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced four days of free parking in Dubai during the Eid celebrations.

Abdulrahman Dambazau, (rtd), who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulated Muslim Faithfuls on the successful completion of the Ramadan and enjoined Nigerians at large to use the occasion of the celebration to pray for the peace, unity, prosperity and stability of the nation. The first day of the Eid month depends on any lunar Hijri month.

It also has an extra six takbir (raising hands to ears while saying "Allahu Akbar" meaning "God is the greatest").

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Ramadan sees Muslims take part in a period of fasting, in which they will not eat or drink before dawn or after sunset for a month.

What is Eid ul Adha?

The traditional greeting of "Eid Mubarak" is used by Muslims during the holy festival around the world and you will undoubtedly see it being sent around social media.

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The festival falls from the 21st of August to the 25th, and celebrates the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Following the Sunnah, which is the record of teachings of the Prophet Mohammad, Muslims wake up early in the morning, chant their Salat ul-Fajr (daily prayers), take a bath and wear ittar (perfume).

Ramadan officially began on May 16 this year, and lasts for a month.

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Ramadan 2018: When does Ramadan end? When is Eid this year?