Eid-ul-Fitr on Thursday in Saudi Arabia

New Age Online | Published: 22:39, May 11,2021 | Updated: 09:57, May 12,2021


The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia confirmed that the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr would be on Thursday, May 14, reports Gulf News online on Tuesday.

The moon-sighting committee of the Kingdom confirmed on Tuesday that the crescent moon marking the beginning of Shawwal had not been sighted.

Therefore, Wednesday (May 12) will be the last and 30th day of Ramadan, and Thursday (May 13) will be observed as the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr.

Roughly translated, Eid-ul-Fitr means the ‘festival of ending the fast’. It is marked by a special prayer on the morning of the first day of Shawwal.

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