The Muslim holiday getaway of Eid al-Fitr, marking the conclude of the fasting month of Ramadan, will begin on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, authorities in the kingdom mentioned on Friday.
“Saturday will be the previous working day of the sacred holy month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr will take location on Sunday,” the royal courtroom and the supreme court docket stated, quoted by the official Saudi Press Company.
Religious authorities in Jerusalem, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Qatar, the UAE, Kuwait, Libya and Lebanon also stated that Eid would get started on Sunday.
The timing of Eid is determined by the place of the moon, in accordance with the Muslim lunar calendar.
The holiday break is usually celebrated by family members collecting together.
But most Muslim greater part countries all around the globe have referred to as on their citizens to limit their movement and face to encounter contact during this year’s celebrations, because of to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Saudi Arabia, residence to the world’s most holy Muslim web-sites, has set in location a whole curfew for the holiday break interval, immediately after easing some of its restrictive measures through Ramadan.
The kingdom is the most afflicted place in the Gulf, in accordance to declared data, with more than 67,000 verified coronavirus bacterial infections and 364 fatalities from the Covid-19 respiratory ailment.