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Wednesday is Eid-al-Fitr, Saudi Arabia says

Wednesday is Eid-al-Fitr, Saudi Arabia says

“Eid-al-Fitr” marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan will be on Wednesday, 6th July 2016, a statement on Saudi State television quoting the Kingdom’s Judicial Council states.

The new crescent marking the end the of Ramadan was not sighted in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Monday, 4th July, 2016, the announcement says.

“As nobody sighted the Shawwal moon on Monday, 4th July, 2016, Tuesday, 5th July, 2016 will mark the end of Ramadan and Eid -al-Fitr will be celebrated on Wednesday, 6th July, 2016,” the announcement  reads.

Other Gulf States: Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates also made similar announcement.

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