Abu Dhabi: Ramadan is more likely to begin on Thursday, March 23, in some Arab countries, according to astronomical calculations.
The International Astronomical Centre said the crescent of Ramadan will be visible on Wednesday, March 22, and hence Thursday, March 23, will be the first day of Ramadan in some Arab countries.
Earlier, the Emirates Astronomical Society said that Ramadan 2023 is expected to begin on March 23, while the first day of Eid Al Fitr will be on Friday, April 21.
“Ramadan this year will begin on Thursday, March 23 and will be for 29 days. Eid Al Fitr will be on Friday, April 21,” Ibrahim Al Jarwan chairman of the society, said.
Meanwhile, Ramadan is more likely to begin on Friday, March 24, in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan where the crescent of Ramadan will not be visible in these countries.