UAE Officially Announces Eid Al-Fitr 2023

After the sighting of the crescent moon on Thursday evening, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) officially declared that Eid Al-Fitr would be celebrated across the country tomorrow (Friday).

The confirmation that Friday is the first day of Eid was announced on Twitter by the state news agency, WAM.

Abdullah bin Sultan bin Awad Al Nuaimi, Minister of Justice and Head of the Moonsighting Committee, said that the committee successfully sighted the crescent moon of Shawwal on Thursday evening.

He stated that the statement was made after meeting all Shariah conditions and discussing it with neighboring nations. The committee determined Thursday, April 20th, to be the last day of Ramadan 1444, and Friday, April 21st, to be the first day of Eid Al-Fitr.

On the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr, the Minister and members of the committee conveyed their greetings to the President of the UAE, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, and the Crown Princes.

They also congratulated UAE citizens and Muslims worldwide on a joyful day.

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