Saudi Arabia, Australia announce Eid-ul-Fitr date

Saudi Arabia and Australia will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Wednesday, reports news agency UNB quoting Gulf News of the United Arab Emirates.

Tuesday, will be the last day of Ramadan, and Wednesday will be the first day of Shawwal, marking the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr, the report added.

Meanwhile, Australia announced Wednesday as the first day of Eid, which marks the end of Ramadan and the start of the month of Shawwal.

Following verification with local and international observatories, the Australian Fatwa Council has confirmed that the new moon will appear on Tuesday at particular times in Sydney and Perth.

As a result, the concluding day of Ramadan will be Tuesday, with Eid-ul-Fitr falling on Wednesday, added the report.