EID AL FITR 2024: Predicted Dates Announced by UAE Astronomer

Eid Al Fitr Predictions 2024

The sighting of the Shawwal crescent moon determines the start of Eid Al Fitr

Already curious about the date of Eid al Fitr 2024?

The Emirates Astronomical Association has released its initial predictions.

Ibrahim Al Jarwan, the association’s Chairman, forecasts that Eid Al Fitr will likely begin on 10 April, which is a Wednesday.

This prediction is a day later than initially anticipated due to challenges in sighting the Shawwal crescent moon.

The Shawwal crescent’s birth marks the conclusion of Ramadan, set to commence on Monday, 11 March.

Al Jarwan explained, “On April 8, Shawwal crescent will be born in concurrence with a total solar eclipse, which means that the moon will not be visible at the western horizon after sunset.

“The crescent birth before dawn means that it will be visible after sunset on Tuesday, 9 April in most Islamic countries, therefore, Wednesday, 10 April shall mark the first day of Shawwal and Eid Al Fitr 2024.”

Otherwise known as the ‘Holiday of Breaking the Fast,‘ Eid Al Fitr immediately follows Ramadan and is the first major public holiday of 2024.


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Derek Issacs