Monday, 15 October, 2018

Friday declared holiday to mark Eidul-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr 2018 date in Pakistan, India, UAE, Saudi Arabia, UK and other countries around the world Private sector days off for Eid Al Fitr have been announced
Kenny Thornton | 14 June, 2018, 10:36

The month-long Ramadan fasting ends with the sighting of the crescent moon in the sky and culminate the celebrations of Eid ul-Fitr.

Muslims are now nearly at the end of their month-long fasting period known as Ramadan, which began on 16 May 2018.

The Ruet-e-Hilal Committee is set to hold a meeting on Thursday (June 14) for Shawal moon sighting in Karachi.

12 months of Islamic calendar carry either 29 or 30 days.

Earlier today, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority that all schools will also be closed from this Thursday, until Sunday, with the possibility of the holiday extending to Monday also. Some are stuck to radio, TV news and internet for any information on the sighting of the moon.

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Schools across Dubai will close from Thursday for the Eid Al Fitr holiday.

The date of Eid ul-Fitr typically varies from country to country, depending on whether the moon has been seen. In Delhi-NCR, moon sighting can be hard as the sky has been engulfed with thick haze.

The Interior Ministry has declared Friday, June 15, 2018, as a public holiday.

Private sector staff will be off for the first and second days of the month of Shawwal (expected to be either Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday), the ministry said on Twitter.

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