Eid-Ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramzan, is being celebrated across the country on Saturday, except for Kerala, where it was celebrated on Friday.
While it was expected that Eid would be celebrated be n Friday, the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid had announced on Thursday that because the moon was not sighted on that evening, Eid would be held on Saturday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter calling for harmony and unity across the country on Eid.
Eid Mubarak! May this day deepen the bonds of unity and harmony in our society. https://t.co/lSeBAUc6JW— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 16, 2018
President Ramnath Kovind also took to Twitter to wish Indians celebrating Eid.
Id Mubarak and good wishes to all fellow citizens, especially to our Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad. May this happy occasion bring joy to your families and foster fraternity, understanding and mutual goodwill in our shared society #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) June 16, 2018
Here are some images of people celebrating Eid across India:
Monuments were lit up for Chaand Raat
Politicians showed unity
Delhi: Former vice-president Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and BJP's Shahnawaz Hussain after offering prayers at a mosque on Parliament Street #EidulFitrpic.twitter.com/VQvr3ij2Iw— ANI (@ANI) June 16, 2018
Delhi beat the heat to offer prayers
Mumbai braved rains
Kashmir offered prayers amid protests
Hundreds offered prayers in Hyderabad
There was no distribution of sweets at Wagah Border
Following continuous ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu & Kashmir, there was no exchange of sweets between the Border Security Force troops and the Pakistani Rangers at Attari-Wagah border on the occasion of #EidulFitr (File pic) pic.twitter.com/i8dzcN6S1S— ANI (@ANI) June 16, 2018