Bank holidays have been set for Eid ul Fitr in 2023.
Wednesday, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) announced five days off for Eid ul Fitr, a religious holiday that Muslims all over the world enjoy.
In a notice about this, the central bank said that the bank will be closed from April 21 to April 25 (Friday to Tuesday).
Note that the federal government also gave Muslims a five-day holiday to celebrate the end of the holy month of fasting. This is one of the most-anticipated holidays for Muslims.
According to the news, the government might make the Eid breaks last for six days instead of the five days that were already planned.
When is Eid ul Fitr?
People think Eid ul Fitr will be on April 21, but Khalid Aijaz, Secretary General of the Ruet-e-Hilal Research Council, says that won’t happen because the moon won’t be seen on April 20.
The official told Geo News that the crescent that marks the beginning of Shawwal will be seen after 30 days of Ramadan are over. This means that Eid ul Fitr will be on Saturday, April 22.
Aijaz also said when the moon would be seen. He said the new crescent will be born at 9:13 a.m. on April 20 and will be less than 10 hours old that day.
“The time must be more than 19 hours for the crescent to be seen, and even if the sky is clear on April 20, the moon won’t be seen,” he said.
So, any evidence that comes in on April 20 will be false, since Ramadan will last 30 days and the first day of Shawwal will be April 22.
A statement from the ministry of religious affairs on Tuesday said that the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet on April 20 to look for the Eid ul Fitr crescent moon.