UAE: Is it Friday or Saturday in 2023 for Eid al-Fitr? Problems at the Astronomical Center Can Be Solved

Residents of the United Arab Emirates are looking forward to the first long weekend of the year to celebrate Eid Al Fitr, which will take place either four or five days after a month of fasting. The only question is how long it will last, as the break will last four or five days depending on when the crescent Moon is seen.

To determine whether Eid falls on Friday, April 21, the UAE’s moon-sighting committee will meet on April 20. or on the other hand Saturday, April 22. Residents will have a four-day break from Thursday to Sunday if Eid falls on a Friday. If the break occurs on Saturday, it will last five days, from Thursday to Monday.


Depending on when the Moon is visible, the Islamic month lasts 29 or 30 days. Earlier, a number of astronomical centers stated that their calculations suggest that Ramadan will last 29 days this year. As a result, Friday is the most likely day for Eid, according to astronomical calculations.

READ MORE After a portion of its tweet suggested that Eid could fall on Saturday because “it’s not possible to spot the Moon” on Thursday in many areas, the International Astronomical Centre has issued a clarification.

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