Shawwal Crescent Sighted, Eid to be Celebrated Tuesday

The Saudi Royal Court said the Shawwal crescent moon was seen in Saudi Arabia on Monday, meaning the festival of Eid al-Fitr will officially begin on Tuesday.

Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman performs Eid al-Fitr prayers.

Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman performs Eid al-Fitr prayers.

Celebrations and observances began across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia today. Eid al-Fitr celebrations follow the sighting of the Shawwal crescent moon. It marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and the fasting of millions of Muslims during the daylight hours.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman performed the Eid al-Fitr prayer with other worshipers at the Grand Mosque in observance of the Eid.

The Eid is also a time where leaders in Saudi Arabia visit the less fortunate in hospitals and elsewhere in the Kingdom. The state-run Saudi Press Agency showed photos of a number of regional governors visiting hospital-bound citizens to wish them well on the Eid.

Worshippers at the Prophet's Mosque on Eid Al-Fitr.

Worshippers at the Prophet’s Mosque on Eid Al-Fitr.

Worshippers in Saudi Arabia in Ushaiger. Photo via SPA.

Worshippers in Saudi Arabia in Ushaiger. Photo via SPA.

The SUSTG Team wishes our readers who are celebrating a blessed Eid al-Fitr!