Rabat – Morocco will celebrate Eid Al Fitr on Friday, June 15, astronomer and researcher Abdelaziz Kharbouch Al Ifrani told Morocco World News today.
The astronomer said that June 15 will mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Al Ifrani said that the crescent of the month of Shawwal (the tenth month in the Islamic calendar) will be seen in most Arab and Islamic countries except in the east, where it will be difficult to see.
Celebrated among Muslims worldwide, Eid Al Fitr is translated as the “Feast of Breaking the Fast” in English.
Kharbouch, whose previous predictions for Ramadan and other religious celebrations were all correct, said that the observation of the moon will be clear across the country on the evening of Thursday, or Ramadan 29, 1439 by the Islamic calendar.
Ramadan began in Morocco on Thursday, May 17, marking a unified first fasting day throughout all Muslim countries, including North Africa and Saudi Arabia.
The UAE-based news outlet the National reported on June 7 that Eid Al Fitr is expected to be on Friday, June 15, in most Islamic countries.
Muslims worldwide begin the celebration with Eid prayers at dawn in mosques across the country.
Morocco usually gives a three-day holiday for the celebration, it is a time when families visit each other.
After the prayer, families gather around a table full of various Moroccan pastries, cakes ,and breads, accompanied by mint tea, milk, and coffee.