Eid al Fitr and Laytime - what you need to know

Published: 10 April 2024

Eid al-Fitr, also known as the Festival of Breaking the Fast, is a significant Islamic holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide. It marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting period during Ramadan. The holiday falls on the first day of Shawwal in the Islamic calendar, which varies based on the sighting of the new moon by local religious authorities.

What are the consequences of this celebration when it comes to shipping? Listen to BIMCO's own expert in holidays in our Maritime Information team, Johan Conrad, as he chats with his colleague David Almegaard.

Johan Conrad


Johan Conrad

Manager, Maritime Information

Copenhagen, Denmark