Canadian Muslims Celebrate Eid on Monday
(July 27, 2014) – Canadian Muslims will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, the feast that marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan on Monday July 28, 2014.
From Vancouver to St. John’s, the country’s Muslims will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr tomorrow.
The national organizations, ISNA Canada, ICNA Canada and MAC (Muslim Association of Canada) are following the decision of the Fiqh Council of North America which had previously declared Eid-ul-Fitr as being July, 28.
Muslims following the position that the actual local sighting of the new crescent signals the beginning of the month have also declared Eid to be on Monday.
The Hilal Committee of Metropolitan Toronto and vicinity has confirmed late this evening that their member organizations will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday: “There have been confirmed sightings of the new crescent in the parameters of the Hilal Committee on the eve of Sunday July 27th, 2014 (29th Ramadan 1435), therefore the Hilal Committee of the GTA officially declares the completion of the blessed month of Ramadan. The 1st of Shawwal (Eidul Fitr) will be on Monday July 28, 2014.”