Bengaluru, July 6: The Karnataka government has declared a holiday on Thursday for Eid-ul-Fitr, a festival celebrated at the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting, an official release said on Wednesday.
"The central moon committee has decided to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on July 7 instead of July 6 due to non-sighting of the new moon on July 5," the Karnataka State Board of AUQAF said in a statement here.
State government offices, schools and colleges and all other establishments will remain closed on Thursday to celebrate the festival.
Eid is, however, being celebrated on Wednesday in the state's coastal region, including Dakshina, Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada districts, with traditional gaiety and fervour.
State governor Vajubhai Vala and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah greeted the people on the occasion.