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Eid Al Fitr 2020: These countries are celebrating Eid on Monday

karen@khaleejtimes.com Filed on May 24, 2020
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The first day of Eid depends on the spotting of a new crescent by moon-sighting committees in individual countries.

As the Holy Month of Ramadan draws to a close, millions of Muslims have begun celebrating Eid Al Fitr, which will be observed on three different days in different parts of the world.

Moon-sighting committees in countries like Somalia, Niger, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali and Mauritania began their celebrations yesterday (May 23), while India, Bangladesh and Nepal will only celebrate tomorrow (May 25) after observing the last day of Ramadan today.

The rest of the Islamic world - including the UAE, Jordan, Bahrain, Sudan, Iraq, Algeria, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Indonesia,

Iran, Pakistan, Brunei, Turkey, Chad, Tunis, Syria, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Egypt and Morocco - celebrate Eid Al Fitr today.

The first day of Eid depends on the spotting of a new crescent by moon-sighting committees in individual countries.

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Karen Ann Monsy

A ‘Dubai child’, Karen has been writing for magazines for close to a decade. She covers trends, community, social issues and human interest features. Whether it’s overcoming disability, breaking stereotypes or simply relating the triumphs of everyday lives, she seeks out those stories that can uplift, encourage and inspire. You can find her favourite work at www.clippings.me/karenannmonsy


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