As the moon is not sighted today in Saudi Arabia, Sunday will mark a regular fasting day and Eid will be celebrated on Monday May 02, 2022, authorities said.
Eid will be celebrated on Monday, May 2, 2022 in Saudi Arabia as the new moon of Shawwal is not spotted today.
Muslims across the world gear up to sight the crescent moon of Shawwal, the 10th month of Islamic calendar, to break the month-long fasting and celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr one of the two biggest festivals of Muslims.
Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic Lunar Calendar in which Muslims fast from dawn to dusk. They refrain from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk the whole month and the first day of Shawwal is marked as Eid-ul-Fitr.
The Islamic calendar is lunar and is based on the sighting of the crescent moon.