Gulf states to mark Eid on Friday

The three-day festival marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

    Most Islamic countries will mark Eid al-Fitr on Friday [AFP]

    The same was true of Egypt's Islamic authority, meaning Muslims in both of those countries will have to fast 30 days instead of 29.
     
    The three-day festival, which begins after the sighting of a new crescent moon, marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, during which devout Muslims abstain from food, drink, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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