celebrate Eid Al Fitr Tuesday
Emirates (UAE) will be celebrating Eid Al Fitr tomorrow on August
30, UAE officials announced today evening. "The first day of
Eid Al Fitr in UAE will be on Tuesday", the
UAE Ministry of Justice announced on Monday.
Jeddah/Dubai: The week-long Eid Al Fitr celebrations
marking the end of Ramadan - the holy month of fasting began in
Saudi Arabia, UAE and other Gulf states with people offering
special prayers on the first day August 30.
Men, women and children set out
of their homes Tuesday morning across the Gulf region to offer the Eid Al
Fitr prayers in mosques and at prayer grounds.
In the entire Arabian Peninsula,
people were seen dressed in their best clothes and hugging and
kissing friends and relatives. Festivities started soon after the
early morning prayers at the various prayer grounds and mosques
across the Arab states.
Earlier, the Royal Court of Saudi
Arabia and UAE Ministry of Justice
confirmed the sighting of moon on Monday.
In Saudi Arabia, the declaration was
made by the Supreme Court after a number of people sighted the
Shawwal crescent. Whereas in UAE, decision came after the UAE moon
sighting committee sighted the Shawwal moon.
Meanwhile the Muslims in the Indian
sub continent are still fasting. They will see the moon today and
later decide about their Eid day.