June 17, 2024

Breaking: Saudi sights crescent moon, declares Friday day of Eid Al Fitr

Saudi Arabia has declared Friday April 21, 2023, as the day of Eid Al Fitr

According to a report, Eid al-Fitr begins on Friday after sighting crescent moon in Saudi Arabia.

The first day of Eid al-Fitr will begin on Friday April 21, following the sighting of the crescent moon in Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom’s Supreme Court announced on Thursday.

Eid al-Fitr celebrations follow the end of Ramadan which lasts 29 or 30 days based on when the crescent moon is sighted.

Muslims follow a lunar calendar consisting of 12 months in a year of 354 or 355 days.

Employees in the Kingdom’s private and non-profit sector will enjoy a four-day paid holiday that will begin at the end of work on Thursday, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development had announced.

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