The International Astronomy Centre has announced the possible date for Eid Al-Fitr in UAE. According to the center, it is most likely to fall on Friday, April 21, which means residents can expect a three-day break. In this article, we will discuss the announcement made by the International Astronomy Centre and what it means for residents in UAE.
Possible Date for Eid Al-Fitr 2023 in UAE
The International Astronomy Centre has stated that the crescent of Shawwal is expected to be sighted on Thursday, April 20, in Islamic countries. However, sighting the crescent on that day might not be possible with the naked eye or telescope from all over Asia and Australia, while parts of the Islamic world may be able to sight it. In such circumstances, most Islamic countries might announce the start of the month on the next day, and accordingly, many countries are expected to announce Friday, April 21st, as the first day of Eid Al-Fitr.
What This Announcement Means for UAE Residents
If the predicted date for Eid Al-Fitr is correct, residents in UAE can expect a three-day break, starting from Friday, April 21. This is subject to confirmation based on moon sightings after the Ramadan period. However, if the crescent of Shawwal is not sighted on April 20, the start of Eid Al-Fitr might be delayed by a day.
The announcement made by the International Astronomy Centre has given residents in UAE an idea of when they can expect Eid Al-Fitr to fall. If the predicted date is correct, residents can plan ahead for a three-day break starting from Friday, April 21. However, it is important to note that the confirmed dates for Eid will only be announced based on moon sightings after the Ramadan period. We hope this article has provided helpful information regarding the possible date for Eid Al-Fitr in UAE.