Eid-ul-Fitr 2018 celebrations: Eid celebrations began Friday evening with the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. For Muslims across the world, the sighting of the moon on Friday night marked the beginning of Shawwal month. Hence, this year Eid will be celebrated on June 16, whereas in Kerala the festival was celebrated on Friday. The dates of Ramadan as well as Eid change because of the Muslim calendar, which is believed to have begun when Prophet Mohammad migrated from Mecca to Medina. Therefore, the timing of Eid varies from community to country, with some following the moonrise in Mecca, and others using local sightings. On the morning of Eid-Ul-Fitr, people wake up early in the morning and offer prayers which are known as the Salat ul-Fajr. Then they take a bath and head to perform special congregational prayers that are known as Salat al-Eid (Eid prayers).