When is Eid 2021?
The exact date of Eid is dependant on the sighting of the crescent moon.
This year, it is predicted to begin in the evening of Wednesday, May 12, but that is yet to be confirmed.
The Islamic calendar is based on the lunar cycle, unlike the Gregorian calendar, which is determined by the sun.
Due to this, the exact date of Eid depends on when the first crescent of the new moon is sighted and changes every year.
The start can also vary by region, as the new moon is sighted at different times by local religious authorities.