Eid To Be Held Thursday, As Saudi Announces No Sight Of Crescent Moon

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The fasting in the month of this year’s Ramadan continues on Wednesday, an Islamic agency in Saudi Arabia, Haramain Sharifain has said.

This means that eid-il-fitr will be held on Thursday.

In a tweet on Tuesday, Haramain Sharifain announced that Ramadan will last for 30 days.

“The Crescent for the month of Shawwal 1442 was NOT SEEN today, subsequently #EidUlFitr will be on Thursday, 13 May 2021,” the tweet reads.

The agency said the conclusion was derived from the findings of astronomers positioned at different locations in Saudi Arabia, including Sumair and Tumair.

Saudi, as well as Muslims across the globe, marked the start of Ramadan on 13 April. Both the start and end of the Muslim holy month are decided by the sighting of the new moon which determines if it is 29 or 30 days long.

Muslim faithfuls, every year, observe the obligatory fast — one of the five pillars of Islam.

Meanwhile the federal government, on Monday, announced Wednesday and Thursday as public holidays to mark the eid-il-fitr celebration.

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