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Eid Al Fitr 2020: Countries announce beginning of Eid Al Fitr

Gulf News 2020-05-22 20:16:08

Muslims all over the world are celebrating Eid Al Fitr, with millions confined to their homes following the global outbreak of COVID-19. As the month of Ramadan is drawing to a close moon-sighting committees in different countries have started announcing the beginning of Eid Al Fitr. The following countries have already made the announcement.

Indonesia

According to the Astronomy Centre, Indonesia and Malaysia officially confirmed Sunday (May 24) as first day of Eid Al Fitr.

Turkey

According to reports, Shawwal moon was not sighted in Turkey on Friday after which the country announced May 24 (Sunday) as the first day of Eid Al Fitr.

Australia

Australian National Imams Council announced that Saturday (May 23) would be the last day of Ramadan and Sunday (May 24) the first day of Shawwal, as well as Eid Al Fitr.