Source:The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (New Delhi)
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018
Most recent follow-up news item: November 2, 2018
Earlier tonight, the Moon sighting/Hilal committees of a majority of Indian Sates announced that there were no reported sightings of the Shawwal Moon, and therefore that the Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) would be celebrated on Saturday, June 16, 2018, with the exception of the coastal Indian states of Gujarat and Kerala.
As was the case a couple of years ago (2016-07-05), tonight's announcement has led to quite a few Indian states revising their list of 2018 public holidays.
The state of Gujarat thus moved the date of its public holiday for the Eid-ul-Fitr from the previously-announced (2017-10-19) date of June 16 to June 15, 2018, while there was no change to the date of June 15, previously announced for the state of Kerala (2017-10-13).
On the other hand, the following states changed their list of 2018 public holidays by moving their public holiday for the Eid-ul-Fitr from the previously-announced date of June 15 to Saturday, June 16, 2018: Jammu and Kashmir (2017-12-15), Puducherry (2017-11-26), Tamil Nadu (2017-11-08) and Uttarakhand (2017-12-16).
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