FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holidays To Mark Eid-El-Fitr

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Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) also will remain closed for three days from Sunday, June 17 in view of Eid al-Fitr holidays.

ABUJA-The Federal Government has declared Friday, June 15, and Monday, June 18, as public holidays to mark the Eid-il Fitr.

Muslims believe, therefore, that they are commanded by Allah as mentioned in the Quran to continue their fast until the last day of Ramadan and pay the Zakat-al-Fitr (tithes or almsgiving) before offering as well as celebrating the Eid.

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He said some Islamic countries prefer to use telescopes to sight the moon, while other countries will only call Ramadan if the new moon is spotted with the naked eye.

Muscat: The Shawwal Moon sighting Committee will gather tomorrow, Thursday, between 6:00-8:30 pm to confirm the sighting of Shawwal crescent.

However, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) based on scientific calculations has already informed the Ministry of Religious Affairs that there are "slight" chances of Shawwal moon sighting on June 14.

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Eid is also a day of celebration during which Muslims, in their best attires, offer gifts to friends and family.

The date of Eid ul-Fitr typically varies from country to country, depending on whether the moon has been seen.

The National Motorway Company of Morocco (ADM) recommends drivers plan their trip in advance to avoid traffic jams during Eid al-Fitr.

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