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Eid 2017

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The Islamic Crescent Observation Project (Icop) has said that astronomically Eid Al Fitr of Hijri year 1438 will be on Sunday, June 25 in most Muslim countries, considering that sighting of the moon is a precondition for the beginning of the month of Shawwal.

Eid al-Fitr should not be confused with Eid al-Adha, or the "sacrifice Feast", a four-day-long festivity that begins on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the twelfth and last month of the Islamic calendar. The name translates into English as the "festival of breaking of the fast".

Muslims greet each other on the day by saying "Eid Mubarak", which translates as "blessed Eid". Most importantly, it is a time to be with friends and family to celebrate peace and one's beliefs. Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je will also be in attendance to pass out red envelopes to lucky participants, an Eid al-Fitr custom similar to Chinese New Year.

So if Eid falls on Sunday, June 25, employees will resume work on Tuesday, June 27. Work will resume on July 2.

Muslims across the world observe Ramadan to commemorate the first revelation of Muhammed.

All adult Muslims are required to fast unless they are suffering from an illness, travelling, elderly, pregnant or breastfeeding.

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