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Saudi 2018 End of Ramadan Tomorrow

Source: Saudi Press Agency (SPA)
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018
Most recent follow-up news item: May 5, 2021

Earlier tonight, Saudi authorities announced that the Moon of the month of Shawwal had been sighted and therefore that tomorrow, Friday, June 15, 2018, would be the date of the 2018 Eid-ul-Fitr in Saudi Arabia.

Earlier this month (2018-06-07), King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, has somewhat surprisingly announced that the upcoming 2018 End of Ramadan (Eid al Fitr) non-working public sector holidays in Saudi Arabia would only begin on June 15 (the expected date of the 1st day of the month of Shawwal) and last until June 23, 2018, inclusively.

Contrary to the Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) Saudi public sector holidays, which have regularly been extended from 10 days to 11 days at the min and sometimes to 16 days (2017-08-16, 2016-09-01, 2015-09-23, 2013-09-26, 2012-09-17 and 2011-10-27), the End of Ramadan public sector holidays are usually quite stable, with the exception of last year (2017-06-21, 2017-06-14, 2017-05-27).

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