Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: The Muslim feast of Eid al-Fitr marking the end of the holy month of Ramzan will start on Wednesday in Gulf states and Yemen, religious authorities there announced.
- During Ramzan, Muslims do not eat or drink between dawn and nightfall
- Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramzan
- The Muslim festival will start on Wednesday in Gulf states and Yemen
The crescent moon which marks the new lunar month was not sighted on Monday night, and Tuesday would therefore be considered the 30th and final day of Ramadan, the dawn-to-dusk month of fasting.
The official news agencies of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Yemen all quoted religious authorities as saying that the annual feast will begin on Wednesday.
During Ramadan, observant Muslims do not drink, eat or have sexual relations between dawn and nightfall.