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International Astronomical Centre announces Eid Al Fitr 2023 dates

Crescent of the Shawwal moon is expected to be seen on Thursday, April 20

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The first day of Eid Al Fitr 2023 is likely to fall on Friday, April 21, in most Islamic countries, according to the UAE International Astronomical Centre.

The centre said the crescent of the Shawwal moon is expected to be seen on Thursday, April 20, corresponding to Ramadan 29.

The UAE moon-sighting committee will convene to confirm the official starting date for Eid.

Eid Al Fitr 2023

Eid Al Fitr, also known as the “Festival of Breaking the Fast,” is a significant Islamic holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims. The celebration of Eid Al Fitr takes place on the first day of Shawwal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar, following the sighting of the new moon.

Eid Al Fitr is a joyous occasion for Muslims around the world, who gather with family and friends to exchange gifts, share meals, and express gratitude for the blessings they have received during the month of Ramadan. Many Muslims also perform the Eid prayer in congregation, which is a special prayer that marks the start of the Eid festivities.

In addition to prayer and celebration, Eid Al Fitr is also a time for charitable acts and giving. Muslims are encouraged to donate to those in need and provide assistance to the less fortunate members of their community.

Overall, Eid Al Fitr is a time of renewal and hope for Muslims, who look forward to a new beginning after the month-long period of fasting and spiritual reflection during Ramadan.

The official Eid Al Fitr holiday in the UAE is from Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3.

Eid holiday packages

As the spring holidays coincide with Ramadan, many UAE residents are preparing for the upcoming Eid-Al Fitr break in April. As a result, there has been a significant increase of 30% in travel bookings and package inquiries.

Musafir.com, the UAE’s top online travel agency, has shared insights on the travel trends for this popular holiday season, including both business and leisure travel preferences.

tanvir@dubainewsweek.com

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