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First Day Of Eid Al Fitr Celebration Declared: See Dates 

New moon of the lunar month of Shawwal shall be monitored after sunset on June 14, Thursday. Most Muslim countries will be sighting the moon on June 14 for the first day of the month of Shawwal.

This means that Eid Al Fitr will be heralded on June 15, marking the first day of the three-day celebration.

This is according to the International Astronomical Center (IAC) based in Abu Dhabi. In the UAE, the moon will most likely be difficult to see with the naked eye when it sets around 41 minutes after sunset.

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The moon will set after the sun by around 54 minutes in Nouakchott, Mauritania; 49 minutes after sunset in Rabat, Morocco; 46 minutes in Mogadishu, Khartoum, Tripoli and Algiers; 45 minutes in Djibouti and Tunis; 44 minutes in San’aa; 43 minutes in Cairo; 42 minutes in Riyadh and Amman and Jerusalem; 41 minutes in Beirut, Damascus, Manama and Abu Dhabi; and 40 minutes after sunset in Baghdad, Kuwait and Muscat.

Earlier, the center had predicted that the Holy Month of Ramadan would fall on May 17, while fasting hours are to exceed 13 hours a day.


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