Haramain Sharifain, an Islamic agency in Saudi Arabia, has declared that fasting in the month of Ramadan continues on Wednesday while eid-il-fitr will be held on Thursday. As this year’s Ramadan nears its end, astronomers have been engaging in careful observation for a new moon to determine the day of eid-il-fitr. In a tweet on Tuesday, Haramain Sharifain announced that Ramadan will last for 30 days. It said the conclusion was derived from the findings of astronomers positioned at different locations in Saudi Arabia, including Sumair and Tumair.
According to the tweet, “The Crescent for the month of Shawwal 1442 was NOT SEEN today, subsequently #EidElFitr will be on Thursday, 13 May 2021,”
The development implies that Nigerians will have one day to celebrate eid-il-fitr as against two days following the announcement of Wednesday and Thursday as public holidays.