Saudi Arabia celebrates Eid today

JEDDAH: The Eidul Fitr that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramazan will begin on Monday in Saudi Arabia and neighbouring states.
The religious authorities in the desert kingdom announced on Sunday they had received reports of sightings of the new moon, marking the end of Ramazan. “Eidul Fitr will therefore be celebrated from Monday,” an official statement said. Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Syria, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen have all also said the festival will begin in their countries on Monday. Meanwhile, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet in Karachi in the evening today (Monday) for the sighting of the crescent of Shawal. The meeting will be chaired by Chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman.

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