Saudi Arabia announces Eid will begin on Sunday

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The song has become an unofficial title or theme song for the Eid-ul-Fitr, heralding the biggest festival of the Muslims after the month-long fasting in Ramadan.

The moon-sighting committee last night announced that Sunday will be the first day of the month of Shawwal and the first day of Eid Al Fitr. For most people it means strutting your stuff in your best or newest clothes, eating as much of the unbelievable food that has been prepared (burfee 3) and getting (or giving) Eidie. Organised either within one's home or in a public space, it is a time for grand eating and merrymaking.

This year, Eid starts on Sunday June 25 and marks the start of a month of celebration.

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has already predicted that Eid-ul-Fitr is likely to fall on June 26.

Moon sighting is a tradition from the numerous traditions of Prophet (ﷺ) that has been closely adhered to by the Muslims for over 1400 years.

The Saudi Arabia authorities earlier announced that Sunday will be the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr 1438.

Millions of Muslims across the globe are preparing to celebrate one of their biggest religious festivals, Eid Al Fitr, which could start this weekend.

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What is Eid al-Fitr?

As Ramadan draws to a close for another year, mosques and Muslim communities around Sydney are preparing to celebrate.

Preparations are already underway for August's Hajj, the world's largest pilgrimage, which sees Muslims from every corner of the globe travelling to Mecca. The time when Eid starts also depends on where you are in the world, and when the new moon is seen. As soon as a committee views the crescent moon, it reports that the month of Ramadan is complete and the next month has begun.

Like most family holidays around the world, Eid can mean negotiating hard family relations, especially for newlyweds who are often faced with the dilemma of deciding whose family to have Eid lunch with.

"The moon has been sighted in Saudi Arabia".

According to Anny Ting, host of the Eid celebration, the money envelope is called "Amplop putih" in Indonesia, which is available in green, white, and red.

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