Srinagar, Jun 04: Muslims across Jammu and Kashmir will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, the holy festival, on Wednesday to mark the culmination of the sacred month of Ramadhan.
The Shawwal Moon will be sighted this evening following which announcement will be made over the Eid will be made accordingly.
Notably, Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated on every first of Shawwal, an Islamic month.
Thousands of people are expected to attend congregational Eid prayers in Eidgahs, Masjids and Shrines across the State where Islamic jurists and clerics would throw light on the significance of the festival of thanksgiving.
The biggest gathering of devotees is expected at historical Jamia Masjid here and Hazratbal shrine.
Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq is scheduled to address people ahead of Eid prayers at Jamia Masjid.
Meanwhile, the district administration has made all necessary arrangements for the devotees.
The traffic department has also made arrangements including temporary parking slots at various places including Eidgah here.
Meanwhile, big gatherings are also expected in main Eidgahs, shrines and Masjids in Pulwama, Kupwara, Handwara, Pattan, Sumbal, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Budgam, Charar-i-Sharif, Shopian, Bijbehara, Anantnag, Beerwah, Tral, Pampore, Kulgam, Jammu, Doda, Kishtwar, Bhaderwah, Poonch and Rajouri.
After the prayers, people generally visit their relatives to extend Eid greetings.
Meanwhile, National Conference president, Dr Farooq Abdullah and Vice president, Omar Abdullah greeted people on the joyful occasion of Eid and prayed for the peace and prosperity of the State.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti also greeted people of the State on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, wishing them well-being and prosperity.
In her message of felicitation, Mehbooba reminded the people about the essence of the festival, especially remembering the poor and needy and sharing happiness with them.
Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) chief, G A Mir also extended greetings t the people of the State on the auspicious occasion, hoping that the auspicious occasion of Eid will be the harbinger of peace, stability and overall development of the State.
Director General of Police (DGP), Dilbagh Signh has also extended warm greetings to people on the Muslim festival.