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Eid-il-Fitr: FG declares Friday, Monday public holidays

Schools across Dubai will close from Thursday in celebration of Eid Al Fitr which has yet to be announced. Satish Kumar  The National

Mr Dambazau also urged all Nigerians, irrespective of their religion, to use the occasion of the celebration to pray for the peace, unity, prosperity and stability of the nation. If not sighted, Ramadan month will complete 30 days and Muslims will celebrate Eid on June 16.

In Pakistan, the holy month of Ramazan began on Thursday, May 17.

The Ruet-e-Hilal Committee is set to hold a meeting on Thursday (June 14) for Shawal moon sighting in Karachi.

The Islamic calendar is different to the widely-used Gregorian calendar, which is determined by the sun.

In most of the states, Eid holiday has been declared on June 15.

Government has advised Malawians to prepare for the moon driven Muslim Eid holiday either this Friday or Monday depending on the sighting of the moon.

Eid al-Fitr means new beginnings and it is considered auspicious to eat something sweet in order to kick-start the holy day; hence the name Meethi Eid. Stay tuned here for the live eid moon sighting news and updates from uae.

Some 70% of its residents - about eight million people - have headed for other cities and villages across the vast archipelago, home to the world's biggest Muslim-majority population.

Muslims in most parts of India will look for the moon this evening to determine the date for Eid 2018 celebration.