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Eid al-Fitr 2016 moon sighting in Australia

CANBERRA: The Shawwal moon sighting in Australia will be conducted on Monday, July 4, 2016 at 21:51 AEST, reported Australian National Crescent Sighting Coordination Centre.

The right time to observe the crescent of Shawwal is upon sunset of Tuesday, July 5, 2016.


Eid al-Fitr 2016 is one of the important events for Muslims, and Muslim majority countries observe minimum of three days holiday.

While, this year, 2016, Saudi Arabian are going to observe 11 days holiday, Turkish 9 days and Pakistanis 6 days.

In Australia, Eid al-Fitr is not declared as a public holiday. The private and public offices open at their routine timings.

Students also attend their regular classes, and employees go to their respective jobs. Commercial establishments like banks, restaurant and shops, open as usual to provide services.

The firms and businesses owned by Muslims may opt to close in order to join various activities of the event.

Muslims who work in public and private sectors may ask permission to leave if they want to celebrate Eid.