Kate-Lynne Wolmarans04 Jun 2018 AT 09:06 AM

Predicted dates of Eid al-Fitr 2018 announced

This is when Ramadan is expected to finish
Kate-Lynne Wolmarans04 Jun 2018 AT 09:06 AM
Predicted dates of Eid al-Fitr 2018 announced
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Astronomers in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have announced that the Holy Month of Ramadan is expected to end on June 14. 

Speaking to Gulf News, Professor Abdullah Al Misnad said: "We expect Ramadan this year to last only 29 days and to end on June 14."

He added: "The crescent marking the end of the month will be visible for about 43 minutes, so Eid will be on Friday."

It is important to note that the exact starting date of Eid al-Fitr depends on the moon sighting so, the official date start of Eid al-Fitr is yet to be confirmed. 

Usually, those working in the private sector are given two days off to mark the religious occasion.

Should the end of Ramadan be announced on Thursday, June 14, Friday (June 15) and Saturday (June 16) would most likely be announced as public holidays for those working in the private sector. 

We'll keep you posted once the official dates are announced. 

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