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Sunday, July 27, 2014

UAE, Saudi Arabia announce first day of Eid Al Fitr | The 971 Report - Yahoo Maktoob News

UAE, Saudi Arabia announce first day of Eid Al Fitr | The 971 Report - Yahoo Maktoob News.

The first day of Eid Al Fitr has been announced in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Monday, July 28, will be the first day of Eid Al Fitr, the three-day festival to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

The UAE moonsighting commitee said Sunday, July 27, was the final day of Ramadan, making Monday the first day of Shawal.

''After exhausting all legitimate methods and making contacts with neighbouring countries, the Shawwal moon was sighted and therefore Sunday, 27 July 2014, is the completion day of Ramadan and Monday 28 July, is Shawwal 1 1435, is the first day of Eid Al Fitr,"  state news agency WAM quoted Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi, Minister of Justice and Chairman of the Committee, as saying.

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