Saudi to celebrate Eidul Fitr on Sunday

Qatar and Yemen also announced a Sunday start to the Eid.


Afp August 17, 2012

RIYADH: Eidul Fitr,  marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, is to start on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, the kingdom's religious authorities announced.

In a statement carried by Saudi media, they said the crescent moon was not sighted on Friday.

As a result, Saturday would be considered the 30th and final day of Ramazan.

Qatar and Yemen also announced a Sunday start to the Eid.

COMMENTS (4)

Virkaul | 8 years ago | Reply

Arab Imperialism. Non-Arab follow them blindly as if moon sighting is big deal.

U | 8 years ago | Reply

Saudis have been following pre-set calendar for many years. They are just pretending to follow actual moonlighting. Saudis and their fellow kingdoms started ramazan a day earlier. There was no possibility astronomically to start ramazan on the day they started.

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