Algiers/Tripoli, June 3: Will Eid al-Fitr 2019 be celebrated tomorrow in North Africa and Maghreb region? The answer will be out post namaz-e-maghrib, when the respective hilal committees in Libya, Algeria, Tunisia Morocco, Sudan, Chad and Nigeria will issue an announcement whether the hilal crescent has been sighted or not. Stay tuned here for the live news and updates on Eid moon sighting in the above nations. Eid Moon Sighting 2019 Live News Updates: Track Here Which Countries Will Celebrate Eid al-Fitr Tomorrow.
if the moon gets sighted today, Eid in North Africa-Maghreb region will be celebrated tomorrow, June 4, 2019. If the crescent remains unseen, then the holy month of Ramadan ul Kareem will be extended by another day. Eid al-Fitr will then be celebrated on Wednesday, June 5.
All eyes are also set on the announcement to be issued by the Grand Mosque in Mecca. If the moon sighting is confirmed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, it is likely that the rest of Middle East and the Gulf would also celebrate Eid tomorrow.
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Public holidays for Eid al-Fitr have been announced in most of the Middle East and North African nations, where Muslims form bulk of the population. The festival marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic month in which Muslims are duty bound to fast from dawn to dusk.
The festival of Eid al-Fitr also comes amid the ongoing unrest in the region, particularly Libya and Algeria. While the latter has largely seen a bloodless crackdown on dissidents and activists, Libya has witnessed a severe military campaign between the government and the forces loyal to Army commander Khalifa Haftar.