Rabat - Morocco’s Prime Minister, Abdelilah Benkirane, said Thursday at the weekly government meeting that the last day of Ramadan in Morocco is Friday and the first day of Eid El Fitr is Saturday.
Rabat – Morocco’s Prime Minister, Abdelilah Benkirane, said Thursday at the weekly government meeting that the last day of Ramadan in Morocco is Friday and the first day of Eid El Fitr is Saturday.
“Eid El Firt will be most likely on Saturday,” said Benkirane at the beginning of the ministerial meeting. His announcement comes several hours before the Ministry of Endowment and Islamic Affairs will announce whether or not Ramadan will complete its 30-day cycle.
Morocco bases its decisions to observe Ramadan and other Islamic holidays on the sighting of the moon, which marks the beginning of the month in Islamic calendar.
This year Morocco started Ramadan on June 18, on the same day when most other Muslims countries started the month-long fasting holiday. But it is likely that Morocco will fast one more day than other Muslim countries.
At the time of writing, Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait announced that Eid El Fitr will be Friday July 17.
Moroccans will still have to await for the confirmation of the competent religious authorities who ae due to announce the first day of Eid El Fitr tonight.
Morocco World News avails itself of this opportunity to wish a happy and blessed Eid El Fitr to Moroccans and Muslims around the world.
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