Published: Fri, June 15, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Sultan declares Friday Eid-el-Fitr Day

Sultan declares Friday Eid-el-Fitr Day

Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramzan, symbolises peace and brotherhood.

A formal announcement regarding Eid-ul-Fitr will be made after evidence of moon sighting is collected from different parts of the country.

Earlier in the week the UAE government announced that the holiday would begin on Thursday for public sector workers, lasting until the third day of Shawwal (the month that follows Ramadan on the Islamic calendar). Eid al-Fitr is celebrated on the first date of Shawwal.

The holiday comes after the Muslim holy month of Ramadhan when muslims are called to observe one of the pillars of Islam-fasting.

Eid al-Fitr is celebrated differently in each culture in the world, however its significance remains the same in Islam.

Although the month of Ramazan started on the same day in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia - May 17 - it is expected that Saudi Arabia will celebrate Eidul Fitr on Friday, he added.

In his statement, King Salman said that he is congratulating Muslims from the vicinity of the Holy Kaaba on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has also confirmed parking timings during the Eid holiday.

Islamic Foundation Deputy Director Md Harunur Rashid told BBC Bangla: "According to the Islamic laws, if and only if, we see the moon in our country, then we can celebrate Eid".

The committee will hold a meeting after Maghrib prayer on Thursday, 14th of June corresponding to 29th Ramadan at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department.

Muscat: The Shawwal Moon sighting Committee will gather tomorrow, Thursday, between 6:00-8:30 pm to confirm the sighting of Shawwal crescent.

Some 276 Bangladeshis died in road accidents during Eid a year ago, while the number in Indonesia was an eye-watering 740 people.

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