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Eid Fitri: Ramadan Fast Continues, Saudi Arabian Govt Declares



Saudi Arabia

Sources in Saudi Arabia have revealed that the fast continues, as the crescent of the month of Shawwal has not been sighted.

As such, the Eid Al Fitr will begin on Thursday, May 14.

Attempt to search for the crescent officially began at different observatories in Sumair and Tumair on Tuesday, May 11.

According to the royal supreme court, Wednesday, May 13, will mark the 30th day of the Ramadan fast and that Thursday will be the first day of the Eid Al Fitr festival.

The federal government of Nigeria had earlier declared Wednesday and Thursday as public holidays to mark the 2021 Eidul-Fitr celebration.

This announcement was contained in a statement on Monday, May 10, by the permanent secretary of the ministry, Shuaib Belgore.

The statement quoted the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, while making the declaration on behalf of the federal government in Abuja, as congratulating the Muslim faithful on the occasion.


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