When is Eid al Fitr 2024 in Saudi Arabia?

One of the longest public holidays is on the way…

If you’re spending Eid al Fitr 2024 in Saudi Arabia, you’ll likely want to know all about when it is, and most importantly how many days off you’ll be enjoying.

After the crescent moon was spotted on Sunday evening by the moon sighting committee, the Holy Month of Ramadan officially began on Monday, March 11 in Saudi Arabia.

Eid al Fitr, also known as the Festival of Breaking Fast, is the celebration to mark the end of the month of Ramadan.

Depending on the moon, Ramadan lasts 29 or 30 days. Eid al-Fitr 2024 will likely fall on Wednesday April 10 (although the date will be confirmed later). And although, the number of days we’ll be getting off is yet to be confirmed, last year residents enjoyed four days off for the holiday.

What is Eid al Fitr?

Eid al Fitr is also known as the ‘Festival of Breaking of the Fast’ and is one of two official holidays celebrated in Islam. It is celebrated by Muslims worldwide and marks the end of Ramadan.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community. Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam, which is the foundation of the religion. The pillars are the framework by which Muslims everywhere live, and Ramadan is considered the holiest time in the Islamic calendar. It is a time for prayer, reflection and religious devotion, to cleanse past sins and to focus on Allah through good deeds.