Saturday will be the 29th day of Ramadan for Saudi Arabia and the countries that started observing the fasting month on May 27. These countries will be on the lookout for the Eid moon that evening. If it is sighted, the first day of Eid al-Fitr will be observed on Sunday, June 25. Otherwise, it will be celebrated on Monday, June 26, in those countries.
On June 24, the moon is set to be visible with the naked eye in Peru, Ecuador, and islands in the Pacific Ocean. Turkey, as well as Muslim communities in Australia, Europe, and North America ( ISNA), are set to observe Eid al-Fitr from Sunday, based on the astronomical calculation that the new moon will be born on Saturday.
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Bangladesh, India and Pakistan started Ramadan on May 28 and therefore will be on the lookout for the Eid moon on Sunday, June 25. On June 25, the moon is expected to be visible with the naked eye all over the world.At the International Hijri Calendar Unity Congress held in Istanbul last May, members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation voted in favour of adopting a unified lunar calendar.
In the UAE, the public sector will observe a nine-day Eid holiday if Eid will be declared on Monday, and a three-day holiday if Eid will be on Sunday. In either case, the holiday will start from Friday, June 23. Oman’s public sector will also observe a nine-day Eid holiday, from Friday June 23 until Saturday July 1st.
Pakistan announced a three-day holiday from Monday June 26, while in Egypt the public sector will have a five-day holiday break from Friday June 23 until Tuesday June 27.
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