June 14, 2021, 9:21 am

Int'l Correspondent

2021-05-12 05:44:41 BdST

Eid-ul-Fitr to be celebrated in Middle East, Scandinavia Thursday

The holy Eid-ul-Fitr of Muslims will be celebrated on Thursday (May 13) in the Middle East, the West, and the Scandinavia, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

According to Khaleej Times, the moon of the holy month of Shawwal was not sighted in the sky of the KSA on Tuesday (May 11). As a result, the holy month of Ramadan this year will be 30 days.

It is learned that the Supreme Court of the KSA earlier asked its nationals as well as Muslims of other Gulf nations, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar, to sight the crescent moon for the month of Shawwal. But people will observe fasting on Wednesday as the Shawwal moon was not visible anywhere in the sky of the Gulf region.

The UAE, Qatar also declared that they will celebrate the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh has long been celebrating the holy Eid-ul-Fitr a day after Saudi Arabia so it might be speculated that the festival of Muslims in Bangladesh will be celebrated on Friday.

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