BREAKING: Saudi Arabia Announces Eid-el-Fitr 2024 Date

BREAKING: Saudi Arabia Announces Eid-el-Fitr 2024 Date

  • The Saudi Arabia Kingdom has announced that the 2024 Eid-el-Fitri celebration will be on Wednesday, April 10
  • This is the kingdom said the new crescent moon could not be sighted on Monday, suggesting that Ramadan would be 30 as against 29, which was earlier speculated
  • Saudi Arabia's chief astronomer, Abdullah Al-Khudairi, had earlier hinted that the moon might not be sighted on Monday because of the cloudy condition

Saudi Arabia has announced that the crescent moon was not sighted, so Wednesday, April 10, will be the day to celebrate Eid-el-Fitri, while Ramadan will end on Tuesday, April 9.

This was disclosed in a tweet by Haramain, one of the leading media in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia has announced when Eid-Il-Fitr will be celebrated, adding that the deal day will be on Wednesday because the new moon was not sighted on Monday
Saudi Arabia said Eid-il-IFitr would be on Wednesday Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The tweet reads in part:

"May Allāh ﷻ allow us to utilise the remaining moments of this blessed month to engage in that which pleases Him, may He accept our siyām, qiyām & a'māl & may He allow us to witness many more Ramadāns in good health. Āmīn."

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Saudi's chief astronomer, Abdullah Al-Khudairi, had earlier said the crescent moon would be difficult to see on Monday because of cloudy conditions in the kingdom.

See the tweet here:

Sultan directs Muslims to look for the new moon

On Sunday, April 7, the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Muhammad Abubakar, asked Muslim Ummah to observe the crescent of Shawwal 1445AH starting Monday, April 8.

The Sultan made the announcement in a statement by the Secretary-General of NSCIA, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede.

Oloyede said if the moon is sighted on Monday, then the Sultan will declare Tuesday as the 1st of Shawwal and the day of 'Idul Fitr:

However, he said if the crescent is not sighted that day, Wednesday, April 10 2024, automatically becomes the day of 'Idul Fitr.

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Eid-Il-Fitr: FG announces public holiday earlier reported that the federal government had announced a two-day public holiday, Eid-el-Fitr, to celebrate the end of Ramadan.

Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, the minister of interior, announced the holidays in a statement by the ministry's permanent secretary.

The announcement was made when the Muslims in Nigeria were unsure of the day for the celebration of Eid-el-Fitr.


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