Saudi Arabia Announces Eid ul Fitr to be on Monday, 28 July 2014

Eid-Mubarak-crescent-ornamentAl Arabiya news website reported that Saudi Arabia begins Eid-ul-Fitr celebration on Monday, 28 July 2014. There was however no moon sighting reported.

Update: Official announcement by Saudi government >>

Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday that Eid al-Fitr would begin on July 28, as Muslims around the world mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

Kuwait, Lebanon, Egypt, Qatar, Syria, Jordan, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates have also said Eid al-Fitr would begin Monday.

The Iraqi and Palestinian grand muftis have also made similar announcements.

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr to mark the culmination of Ramadan, while determining the exact date depends on observing the Shawwal moon.

The moon sighting committee in Saudi Arabia met on Sunday to observe the moon.

Most of the Arab, European, American and Canadian Muslims celebrate the holy month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr on the same dates as Saudi Arabia.

Habib bin Hilal

Habib bin Hilal is Editor in Chief of this blog and manager of the website: Alhabib - Coloring with Islam.

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