Most of the Muslim countries to celebrate Eid on Sunday

By: AFP      Published: 09:51 PM, 22 May, 2020
Most of the Muslim countries to celebrate Eid on Sunday

Most of the Islamic world would celebrate the Eid Al Fitr with millions confined to their homes following the global outbreak of COVID-19 on Sunday.

As the month of Ramazan is drawing to a close moon-sighting committees in different countries have started announcing the beginning of Eid Al Fitr. The following countries have already made the announcement.

Pakistan and India will try to spot the moon on Saturday and if sighted, Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Sunday. Otherwise Eid-ul-Fitr 2020 will be celebrated on Monday, May 25 after 30 fasting days.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has announced that Saturday, May 23, 2020 will be the last day of Ramazan and that Sunday, May 24 will be the first day of Eid, Shawwal 1st 1441, according to Okaz newspaper.

Gulf countries

The Eid will be celebrated in Kuwait, UAE, Oman, Bahrain and  Qatar on Sunday as no moon was sighted there on Friday.

Kerala, India

Muslims across the Indian state of Kerala will celebrate Eid Al Fitr on Sunday. Religious leaders said since no sighting of moon was reported on Friday and Saturday being Ramadan 30, Eid will be celebrated on Sunday.

Indonesia and Malaysia

According to the Astronomy Centre, Indonesia and Malaysia officially confirmed Sunday (May 24) as first day of Eid Al Fitr.


According to reports, Shawwal moon was not sighted in Turkey on Friday after which the country announced May 24 (Sunday) as the first day of Eid Al Fitr.


Australian National Imams Council announced that Saturday (May 23) would be the last day of Ramadan and Sunday (May 24) the first day of Shawwal, as well as Eid Al Fitr.

Muslims in Gulf countries have been observing fast since April 24, after the Ramazan moon was sighted on April 23. Friday is the 29th day of Ramadan in the region.