First Day Of Eid Al Fitr In UAE Expected To Fall On July 28

The Shawwal crescent moon is anticipated to form on Sunday, July 27, the Sharjah Planetarium has announced.

The first day of Eid Al Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, is expected to fall on Monday, July 28, according to the Sharjah Planetarium at the Department of Culture and Information.

Ibrahim Al Jarwan, an astronomy expert and chief supervisor of the Sharjah Planetarium, told Arabic daily Al Ittihad that astronomical calculations showed that the Shawwal crescent moon will form on Sunday, July 27, at 2.42 am, the sun will set at 7.05pm and the moon will set seven minutes after sunset.

Hence July 28, Monday, will be the first day of the month of Shawwal and the first day of Eid Al Fitr, the report said.

The month of Ramadan, which began on June 29, is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset.