Saudi Arabia declares Friday April 21 first day of Eid Al Fitr

An official announcement has been made…

Saudi Arabia has announced the first day of Eid Al Fitr will be Friday April 21, following the sighting of the crescent moon on Thursday April 20.

The announcement was made by the kingdom’s Supreme Court and reported by The National.

In Saudi Arabia, the public holidays have already been confirmed. The official holidays for the private sector will begin on Friday April 21 will be four days long. Work will resume on Tuesday April 25. The public sector will be getting two weeks off, similar to the school holidays, which will begin on Wednesday April 13 and go on until Wednesday April 26.

The news follows some confusion as to whether the first day of Eid would be Friday April 21 or Saturday April 22. But with the sighting of the crescent moon on Thursday, Ramadan ends after 29 days, with the following day, Friday, the first day of Eid.