Eid Al Fitr Moon Sighting Indonesia
A boy uses a telescope to sight the new moon ahead of Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the Islamic holy fasting month of Ramadan, on Lhoknga beach in Aceh province, Indonesia on April 20, 2023. Image Credit: AFP

Dubai: Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Japan and Philippines have officially confirmed Saturday, April 22, 2023, as the first day of Eid Al Fitr after they were unable to sight the crescent of Shawwal.

Kuwait, Bahrain, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Sudan have confirmed that today is the last day of Ramadan and tomorrow will mark the beginning of Shawwal (Eid Al Fitr).

However, India and Pakistan have announced that Eid will fall on Saturday, and tomorrow will be the last day of Ramadan. 

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Saudi Arabia issued official confirmation that the first day of Eid Al Fitr will fall on April 21, Friday.

On Thursday, the moon-sighting committee in the kingdom announced that April 20 would be the last day of the month of Ramadan and that Eid Al Fitr would be celebrated from Friday onwards.