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Eid-ul-Fitr 2020 Live: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar moon sighting

Since the Islamic calendar has either 29 or 30 days, Eid-ul-Fitr 2020 in Gulf countries, including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar, will be celebrated on Sunday if the crescent moon is not sighted on Friday.

As Muslims in Gulf countries finish Ramadan fasting of 29 days on Friday, all eyes will be set upon the sky to look for the crescent moon which would confirm Eid-ul-Fitr on Saturday. 

Since the Islamic calendar has either 29 or 30 days, Eid in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar, will be celebrated on Sunday if the crescent moon of the month of Shawwal is not sighted on Friday. 

Muslims in Gulf countries have been observing fast since April 24, after the Ramadan moon was sighted on April 23. Friday is the 29th day of Ramadan in the region. 

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