Egypt announces Thursday 1st day of Eid Al-Fitr

Egypt’s Dar El-Iftaa, a top religious authority that issues religious edicts, has announced that Eid Al-Fitr will begin on Thursday.

The body said Wednesday will mark the 30th day and end of the Holy Month of Ramadan. Eid Al-Fitr is celebrated over three days.

Last week Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced that the Eid Al-Fitr holiday will be five days starting from on Wednesday 12 May till Sunday 16 May.

Eid Al-Fitr is one of the two most important religious holidays in the Islamic calendar. The other is Eid Al-Adha.