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JUST IN: Shawwal moon sighted in Saudi Arabia; Eid Al-Fitr on Friday

The Shawwal crescent moon has been sighted in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) on Thursday, April 20.

This means Eid Al-Fitr will be on Friday, April 21.

Qatar and UAE also announced that Eid Al-Fitr would be celebrated on Friday, April 21, following the sighting of the crescent moon.

Therefore, Thursday was the last and 29th day of Ramzan 1444 AH.

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The Shawwal crescent was observed using a technique of astronomical imaging. It was observed across the Kingdom in all observatories including Sudair and Tumair.

The Saudi Supreme Court confirmed the sighting and announced Friday as the beginning of Eid.

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