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Eid Al Fitr 2023: Here are the countries that have announced Saturday as first day of festival

Eid Al Fitr 2023: Here are the countries that have announced Saturday as first day of festival

Muslims in the UAE as well as around the globe have been prompted to view the crescent moon on Thursday night (April 20).

Anticipation for the initial day of Eid Al Fitr is rapidly mounting in the UAE, as the moon-sighting board is ready to assemble tonight (April 20) to determine when the fasting month of Ramadan will certainly finish, and also the Islamic month of Shawwal will certainly begin.

Islamic months last either 29 or 1 month, relying on when the Moon is viewed. If the Moon is discovered tonight, Thursday, the divine month of Ramadan will have lasted for 29 days. Eid will certainly get on Friday, and also citizens will certainly obtain a four-day break to commemorate.

Muslims in the UAE as well as around the world have been prompted to view the crescent moon on Thursday night (April 20), which corresponds with Ramadan 29 (1444 AH) in the Islamic schedule.

Nations worldwide are keeping a close eye out for the Shawwal crescent, and those that have not identified it on Thursday have actually already introduced Saturday, April 22 as the initial day of Eid Al Fitr.

Right here are all the nations that have announced Saturday as the first day of the Islamic event so far:.

1. Australia

Saturday, April 22, will certainly be the first day of Eid Al Fitr in Australia. According to a statement by the Australian Fatwa Council, the choice is based upon expensive estimations that indicate that the crescent moon will not be visible on Thursday evening.

2. Brunei

The sovereign state of Brunei has revealed Saturday as the first day of Eid Al Fitr. The state will mark April 22 as the very first day of the Islamic festival since the discovery of the crescent moon of Shawwal has actually not been confirmed in the country.

A group of 25 astronomy specialists from 13 Arab countries have jointly declared that the crescent moon in the month of Shawwal can not be seen today (April 20, Thursday) with the naked eye in the Arab and also Islamic areas.

3. Indonesia

The Shawwal crescent was not identified on April 20 from Indonesia, making Saturday, April 22, the first day of Eid in the country.

4. Iran

Iran has announced that Saturday, April 22, is the very first day of Eid al-Fitr, as the sighting of the crescent has actually not been validated.

5. Japan

Eid Al Fitr will certainly fall on Saturday, April 22, in Japan, on account of the moon not being directed Thursday.

6. Libya

Libya has announced that Saturday, April 22, is the initial day of Eid al-Fitr, because the sighting of the crescent has actually not been validated.

7. Malaysia

Eid Al Fitr will certainly be commemorated on Saturday, April 22 in Malaysia, as the crescent moon was not found on Thursday, April 20.

8. Morocco

The Kingdom of Morocco revealed that Saturday, April 22, is the day of Eid Al Fitr, due to the fact that the sighting of the crescent was not confirmed, after an attempt was made to investigate it by greater than 200 examination committees.

9. Oman

Oman has actually introduced Saturday, April 22, as the initial day of Eid Al Fitr, after it was not possible to see the Shawwal crescent for the year 1444 AH.

Earlier, Oman had actually revealed Eid Al Fitr holidays for employees in the federal government and also private sector, from Thursday, April 20 to Monday, April 24, 2023, the Oman Viewer reported.

10. Pakistan

Saturday, April 22, will be the very first day of Eid al-Fitr in Pakistan, as a result of the lack of tested discovery of the crescent.

11. Philippines

The first day of Eid al Fitr in the Philippines will be on Saturday, according to Bangsamoro Darul-Ifta’, the Islamic Advisory Council of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Area in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

Shiek Abuhuraira Udasan, Grand Mufti of the Bangsamoro area, said the crescent moon was not sighted on Thursday.

Teams from the Darul-Ifta’ were released to numerous places in provinces in Mindanao, consisting of Maguindanao del Norte, Tawi-Tawi, Sulu, Basilan, as well as the cities of Cotabato and also Iligan, but no person validated seeing the crescent moon using their telescopes.

12. Singapore

Muslims in Singapore will celebrate Eid Al-Fitr on Saturday, April 22, 2023, as the Shawwal crescent was not spotted on Thursday.

13. Thailand

The Islamic celebration will certainly fall on Saturday in Thailand, as the moon was not found in the nation on Thursday.

Last Updated: 21 April 2023

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