Saudi Arabia, other Middle Eastern countries to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr Sunday

The authorities announced the date after the moon for the month of Shawwal was sighted in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, marking the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting for Muslims, according to Arab News.

The United Arab Emirates and Qatar have also confirmed that the Eid will be celebrated on Sunday, Al Arabiya reported.

Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha generally fall in Bangladesh a day after the celebrations in Middle East.

Bangladesh’s National Moon-Sighting Committee will meet on Sunday to decide whether the country will celebrate Eid on Monday or Tuesday.

However, the Eid will be celebrated in hundreds of villages in several districts of the country on Sunday along with Saudi Arabia.

Followers of different clerics or Pirs in these villages always observe most religious festivals such as Ramadan, Eid, Shab-e-Barat, Shab-e-Meraj and Shab-e-Qadr in keeping with dates of such practices in Middle Eastern countries.