Eid ul-Fitr is a special day among families and friends throughout the Islamic world. This two-to-three-day festival takes place immediately following the end of the month of Ramadan and is the most significant and joyous observance of the Islamic faith. 

In essence, Eid ul-Fitr presents the faithful with the opportunity to thank God for having been granted the strength and conviction to complete the obligatory fast and obey His commandments during the holy month of Ramadan.

By doing so, Muslims rejoice in returning to a state of fitra (innocence/purity), having been pardoned of all their transgressions, and thus starting life anew.

As we prepare to welcome the holiest of months, Wego have compiled the dates, public holidays, and observances for welcoming and celebrating Eid ul-Fitr 2024 in Pakistan.

Eid Mubarak! 

Eid ul Fitr 2024 Moon Sighting in Pakistan

The Islamic calendar is lunar and based on the moon’s sighting compared to the Gregorian calendar, a solar calendar. Determining the date of the Eid ul-Fitr depends on the sighting of the crescent moon (a day after the new moon). As such, the process of determining the date of the Eid ul-Fitr can only be performed under cover of the night. Should the crescent moon not be spotted, Ramadan continues for another day. 

Eid ul Fitr 2024 in Pakistan date

Eid ul-Fitr in 2024 is expected to fall on Wednesday, April 10th, subject to the sighting of the moon. In the Islamic calendar, Eid ul-Fitr is observed on the 1st and 2nd day of Shawwal. Please note that dates may vary and are subject to change based on the moon’s sighting.

Eid ul Fitr 2024 in Pakistan holidays

According to the Pakistan Embassy, the Eid ul-Fitr holidays are tentatively scheduled for April 10-12, but they may vary depending on the moon sighting. Rest assured, we will promptly update the article with the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

Eid ul Fitr in Pakistan

Rising early on the dawn of Eid, the rich and the poor wash, dress up in new clothes and start the day with a light breakfast consisting of fine wheat noodles mixed with milk, commonly known as Vermicelli.

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A special treat associated with this festival in Pakistan is Sheer Korma, pasta cooked in milk and sugar and sprinkled with almonds, pistachios, and dates. This dish is served to visiting guests as breakfast and throughout the day on the morning of Eid after the Eid prayer.

In particular, children are incredibly excited as they have come to associate Eid ul-Fitr with generous sums of gifts and feasts. It’s typical for adults to congratulate the little ones by distributing sweets, gifts, and small sums of money to express the holiday’s joy.


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