Eid el Fitr: Saudi Arabia confirms first day of Eid is Friday 21 April
Saudi Arabia has issued official confirmation that the first day of Eid Al Fitr will fall on Friday, April 21.
On Thursday, the moon-sighting committee in the kingdom announced that April 20 would be the last day of the month of Ramadan and that Eid Al Fitr would be celebrated from Friday onwards.
The UAE moon-sighting committee confirmed on Thursday that the first day of Eid Al Fitr will fall on April 21, Friday.
The committee announced that the first day of the Islamic month Shawwal will be on Friday, and that Thursday, April 20 would be the last day of Ramadan.
Oman announced on Thursday that the first day of Eid Al Fitr would be celebrated there on Saturday, April 22.
The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) is yet to make a pronouncement on the festival.
Eid Al Fitr marks the end of the Islamic month of fasting and marks the beginning of the tenth month of Shawwal as per the Islamic calendar.