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Saudi Arabia, UAE and other Gulf states celebrate Eid Al Fitr

Tuesday August 30, 2011 06:23:08 PM, Agencies

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UAE to celebrate Eid Al Fitr Tuesday

United Arab 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

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