Eid Al Fitr begins Friday, Shawwal moon sighted

By Agencies

The crescent of the Shawwal moon was seen in Saudi Arabia on Thursday evening by the moon-sighting committee. Therefore, Friday will be the first day of Eid Al Fitr.

Wam, the UAE's news agency confirmed on Thursday evening that Friday will be the first day of Eid Al Fitr. 

Earlier, the International Astronomy Centre announced that the moon had been sighted in Jebel Hafeet using the technique of astronomical.

In the UAE, as announced earlier, the public sector will observe their Eid break until Sunday, June 17, while the private sector will observe a two-day break on Friday and Saturday.

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