Saudi To Celebrate Eid On Monday

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Srinagar- Saudi Arabia announced to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on May 2, as the Shawwal moon was not sighted on Saturday.

The crescent of the month of Shawwal could not be sighted from the Tamir observatory or from the observatory of Majmaah University in Hautat Sudair on Saturday.

Eid ul-Fitr will be celebrated on May 2 as the Shawwal moon was not sighted on Saturday, according to the Haramain Sharifain Twitter account.

The month of Ramadan will complete 30 days tomorrow, the Haramain Sharifain added.

Eid ul-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.

Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations marks the end of the month-long fast. Eid ul-Fitr is traditionally celebrated with large gatherings for worshippers to pray and break their fasts.

In Islam, Shawwal is the tenth month of the Islamic calendar, also known as the Hijri calendar or lunar calendar consisting of twelve months beginning with Muharram, and ending with Zul-Hijjah. Each month starts with the sighting of the moon.

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