A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Monday, August 29, 2011

The Moon of Shawwal: ‘Id al-Fitr al-Mubarak

Saudi authorities have sighted the New Moon of Shawwal, so Ramadan ends at sunset in most of the Middle East (and sunset has passed). I understand South Asia may wait one more day, but for all of those for whom Ramadan has ended or will end as the sunset moves westerly (as in the US), ‘Id al-Fitr al-Mubarak.

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