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Eid to be celebrated on Monday in Saudi Arabia

01 May, 2022
Muslim worshippers pray around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque complex in the Saudi city of Makkah. AFP/File
Muslim worshippers pray around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque complex in the Saudi city of Makkah. AFP/File

Riyadh. Saudi Arabia announced that the holiday of Eidul Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramazan, will begin on Monday in the country.

"Monday... is the first day of the blessed Eid al-Fitr for this year," with Sunday the last day of Ramadan, the official Saudi Press Agency said Saturday, citing a royal court statement.

Fellow Gulf states the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain have also made the same announcement.

The timing of Eid is determined by the sighting of the crescent moon, in accordance with the Muslim lunar calendar.

The holiday is normally celebrated by families gathering together.