First Day of Eid Al Fitr in 2017 Announced


The first day of Eid Al Fitr in 2017 will fall on Sunday, 25th of July.

The United Arab Emirates has confirmed that Eid Al Fitr will begin on Sunday after the crescent moon was sighted.

The official announcement marks Saturday as the last day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the UAE and other Gulf countries.

This year, public sector workers in UAE will enjoy a week long off work.

During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food and drinks from dawn to dusk, which is an exercise in self-restraint, intended to bring the faithful closer to God.

Many Muslim-majority countries celebrate the end of Ramadan by granting public holidays.

Eid Al Fitr starts when the new moon is spotted in the sky, making the Eid holiday different around the world. The celebrations begin when the fasting month of Ramadan ends and the following month of Shawwal begins.


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