Breaking: Saudi declares Friday April 21 day of Eid Al Fitr

by Abdulhaqq Obisesan Oladimeji

Saudi Arabia has declared Friday April 21, 2023, as the day of Eid Al Fitr

According to a report, Eid al-Fitr begins on Friday after sighting crescent moon in Saudi Arabia.

The first day of Eid al-Fitr will begin on Friday April 21, following the sighting of the crescent moon in Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom’s Supreme Court announced on Thursday.

Eid al-Fitr celebrations follow the end of Ramadan which lasts 29 or 30 days based on when the crescent moon is sighted.

Muslims follow a lunar calendar consisting of 12 months in a year of 354 or 355 days.

Employees in the Kingdom’s private and non-profit sector will enjoy a four-day paid holiday that will begin at the end of work on Thursday, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development had announced.

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