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Eid al-Fitr in Qatar to begin Friday, Awqaf says


Eid celebrations
Eid celebrations

The first day of Eid al-Fitr will be Friday, July 17, officials from Qatar’s Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs (Awqaf) have announced.

Awqaf’s moon sighting committee met at their Dafna headquarters to receive witness testimony tonight and make their decision:

Shortly before 7pm this evening, a popular scholar in Saudi Arabia also said the moon was sighted there:

The moon signifies the end of Ramadan and the start of the new month, which means that the Eid holidays officially begin tomorrow.

Eid prayer will be held at some 300+ mosques around the country at 5:08am on Friday. Awqaf has released a list of the prayer spaces in Arabic.

For a comprehensive look at all the activities and events planned around town starting tomorrow, check out our Eid guide here.

How will you be spending your holiday? Thoughts?


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6 years ago

Yea, we made it through another Ramadan. Whose going on a diet now?

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