I m in UK, but some people r celebrating Eid today and some are celebrating tomorrow, yesterday was day of Arafat. The confusion lies in that all my life Pakistan, Eid-ul-Adha was celebrated next day of Arafat but now this confusion has left me confused. Who should I follow ?
Eids are celebrated on moon sighting. As it is possible to see the moon earlier in western parts of world i.e. UK (Because of age of moon) when compared to eastern countries i.e. (Pakistan/India) of the world. The eastern countries will see the moon on next day. Therefore it is possible to see a new moon on two different days and celebrate Eid on two different days.
If all countries make a unity and calculate a global lunar calendar to celebrate the lunar occasions with a unity then you will observe a single Eid day.