Saudi Arabia has announced that it will celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Friday, April 21, marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The announcement comes after the sighting of the Shawwal crescent moon on Thursday evening by the sighting committee at the Tumair observatory.
This year, Ramadan will last only 29 days, with the sighting of the crescent moon indicating the beginning of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Islamic calendar. The observance of Eid al-Fitr is one of the most significant events for Muslims around the world, as it marks the conclusion of a month of fasting, prayer, and reflection.
At the same time, Oman announced on Thursday that the first day of Eid al-Fitr would be observed on Saturday, April 22.
India and Pakistan have also confirmed their Eid al-Fitr celebrations, announcing that they will observe the festival on Saturday. The decision comes after the Shawwal crescent was not sighted in these countries.
Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates’ moon-sighting committee confirmed that they will mark the beginning of Eid al-Fitr on April 21, Friday.
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