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Saudi Arabia announces Eid Al-Fitr will start on Sunday

Eid Al-Fitr celebrations will begin in on Sunday May 24, according to authorities in Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File Photo)

RIYADH: Eid Al-Fitr will begin on Sunday May 24, authorities in Saudi Arabia have announced.

According to reports, the Shawwal moon was not sighted, meaning Saturday will be the last day of Ramadan.

This year, Eid will be marked differently in the Kingdom due to the government’s 24-hour lockdown in place from May 23-27 in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The UAE, Iraq, Qatar and Jordan also announced the first day of the Eid holiday will be Sunday.

Eid Al-Fitr follows a sighting of the crescent moon, and brings an end to the dawn-to-dusk fasting of the Holy month.

Source: ArabNews

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