Jeddah, June 24 (TNS): Saudi Arabia on Saturday announced the sighting of the Shawwal moon in the Kingdom and Eid Al Fitr to be celebrated on Sunday.
The moon-sighting committee in Saudi Arabia announced that Saturday (June 24) will be the last day of Ramadan, and that Sunday (June 25) will be the first day of the month of Shawwal and the first day of Eid Al Fitr.
Shortly, UAE also announced to celebrate Eid on Sunday.
The UAE moon-sighting committee has also gathered in Abu Dhabi to sight the crescent in the country. An official announcement on the sighting of the crescent is expected shortly.
Earlier, Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi, UAE Minister of Justice, had issued a decision to set up the moon-sighting committee for the holy month of Ramadan to confirm the start of the month of Shawwal, which will mark the end of Ramadan and start of Eid Al Fitr.
The committee met with the intention to sight the crescent moon on Saturday, 29th Ramadan after Maghrib prayer, at the Judicial Department in Abu Dhabi.