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According to the latest report by Wego gathered from various official sources, most of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have officially declared Wednesday, 10 April 2024, as the commencement of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. This announcement follows the sighting of the Shawwal moon, signifying the end of fasting for millions of Muslims across the region.

Eid al-Fitr, also known as the Festival of Breaking the Fast, is a significant religious holiday observed by Muslims worldwide. It is a time of joy, gratitude, and reflection, where families and communities unite to celebrate the completion of Ramadan, a month dedicated to fasting, prayer, and self-discipline.

Celebrations across the GCC

Traditionally, Eid al-Fitr begins with a special prayer at mosques, followed by festive gatherings with family and friends. It is a time for feasting on delicious foods, exchanging gifts, and extending acts of charity to those in need, embodying the spirit of compassion and generosity central to Islam.

Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia celebrates Eid al-Fitr on Wednesday, with mosques hosting special prayers and families coming together for feasts and festivities.

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United Arab Emirates

In the United Arab Emirates, Eid al-Fitr festivities commence on Wednesday, with a blend of traditional customs and modern celebrations across the Emirates.

Eid al-Fitr 2024 in Dubai and the UAE: When and How to Celebrate

 

Qatar

Qatar joins in the Eid al-Fitr celebrations starting Wednesday, with mosques adorned in festive decorations and families exchanging greetings and sweets.

Eid al Fitr 2024 in Qatar: When and How to Celebrate

 

Kuwait

Kuwait marks the beginning of Eid al-Fitr on Wednesday, with joyous gatherings, traditional dishes, and a spirit of generosity prevailing throughout the country.

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Bahrain

Wednesday heralds the start of Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Bahrain, where communities come together to share meals, exchange gifts, and spread goodwill.

Eid al-Fitr 2024 In Bahrain: When and How to Celebrate

 

Oman

In Oman, the main committee to survey the sighting of the Shawwal crescent for the year 1445 AH will meet on Tuesday evening, 9 April 2024, at the General Office of the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs (MERA). Following this meeting, the official start of Eid al-Fitr will be announced. The occasion is typically marked by mosques filled with worshippers offering prayers of gratitude and families engaging in joyful gatherings and festivities.

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As communities anticipate the festivities ahead, let us embrace the spirit of unity, compassion, and gratitude that accompanies occasions like Eid al-Fitr, fostering harmony and goodwill among all members of the community.