The majority of Muslims worldwide will celebrate 'Eid Al-Fitr, which crowns the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, on Friday, July 17.
Religious authorities in Saudi Arabia announced that the new moon of Shawwal, the 10th month of Islamic calendar, was sighted on Thursday, July 16, OnIslam reported.
“Therefore, Friday, July 17, will be the first day of Shawwal.”
Egypt’s Dar Al-Ifta (House of Fatwa) also announced that Friday, July 17, will be the start of 'Eid Al-Fitr.
'Eid Al-Fitr will also start Friday, July 17, in UK, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
Russian Muslims will also mark the feast on Friday.
Sunni Muslims in Iraq and Kurdistan will also celebrate 'Eid Al-Fitr on Friday.
'Eid Al-Fitr is one the two main Islamic religious festivals along with 'Eid Al-Adha.
During 'Eid days, families and friends exchange visits to express well wishes and children, wearing new clothes bought especially for 'Eid, enjoy going out in parks and open fields.
Authorities in Turkey, Jordan, Malaysia and Indonesia said 'Eid will be celebrated on Friday.
Muslim minorities in Australia, China, Japan, South Korea and the Philippines will also celebrate 'Eid Al-Fitr on Friday.
Muslims in North America will celebrate the feast on Friday, according to a statement by the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) and Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).
The European Council on Fatwa and Research has also announced that 'Eid Al-Fitr will start on Friday, July 17, according to astronomical calculations earlier.
Meanwhile, Iraq and Bangladesh will observe the holiday on Saturday, July 18.
In Pakistan, the central Ruet-e-Hilal committee is expected to convene on Friday evening to sight the moon.
Brunei and Oman have also announced that 'Eid Al-Fitr will be celebrated on Saturday after failing to see the new crescent on Thursday.
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