Saudi declares Eid al-Fitr to start on Sunday

Saudi declares Eid al-Fitr to start on Sunday


Riyadh: The country ’s authorities said Friday that the Muslim holy month of Ramadan is the end of the month of Ramadan, and Saudi Arabia will begin on Sunday.

The Saudi News Agency quoted the Royal Court and the Supreme Court as saying: “Saturday will be the last day of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr will be held on Sunday.”

Religious authorities in Jerusalem, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Qatar, UAE, Kuwait, Libya and Lebanon also said that Eid al-Fitr will begin on Sunday.

According to the Muslim lunar calendar, the time of Eid al-Fitr depends on the position of the moon.

Usually, this holiday is celebrated by family members.

However, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, most Muslim countries in the world require their citizens to restrict movement and face-to-face contact during this year’s celebration.

Saudi Arabia is home to the holiest Muslim settlement in the world. After relaxing some restrictive measures during Ramadan, a full curfew has been imposed during the holidays.

According to published data, the country is the most affected country in the Gulf of Mexico and has confirmed more than 67,000 coronavirus infections, of which 364 people died of Covid-19 respiratory disease.

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