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Rabat Prepares for Eid al-Fitr Celebrations

Rabat Prepares for Eid al-Fitr Celebrations
The Moroccan flag flies above Muslim men performing prayers for Eid al-Fitr in Rabat. (2015) Credits: gettyimages

Rabat- Official preparations are taking place in Rabat to celebrate Eid Al Fitr, signaling the end of Ramadan. King Mohammed VI will perform Eid al-Fitr prayers in Ahl Fes Mosque in the capital city.

The sovereign’s brother, Prince Moulay Rachid, and his son, Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, will accompany the King to perform Salat Al Eid (Eid prayers) Friday morning, if the moon sighting is officially confirmed Thursday evening.

Following the Eid prayers, the sovereign will receive Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani, senior officials, and members of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), who will extend their congratulations on the occasion to the King at the Royal Palace of Rabat.

Usually during the Eid al-Fitr feast, King Mohammed VI extends his congratulations to Muslim countries on the auspicious day which marks the beginning of Shawwal, the tenth month in the Islamic calendar.

The observation of the crescent moon of Shawwal in Morocco will take place on Thursday, Ramadan 29, 1439 (June 14, 2018).

During the religious feast, families gather around the breakfast table in the morning after Eid prayers, then visit and call to congratulate each other.

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