Eid Al-Fitr 2023 in UAE Is it Friday or Saturday?
Eid Al Fitr 2023: Astronomical Centre Confirms Friday or Saturday UAE?
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The International Astronomical Centre (IAC) has refuted rumours that have been circulating on various social networking sites suggesting that Eid al-Fitr will occur on Saturday, April 22.
Eid al-Fitr 2023 in UAE
The International Astronomical Centre has made it clear that statements of this nature are not accurate.
It stated in a tweet that "some media outlets published a piece of news attributed to the International Astronomy Centre stating that it announced that it will announce that Eid al-Fitr will be on Saturday."
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"It is important to note that the International Astronomy Centre is not a marketing company; rather, it is a scientific centre that provides information on astronomy," the statement read.
"The original article contained many details showing the conditions of sighting the crescent in various countries of the world, and based on it, the beginning of the month can be determined by the concerned authorities." "The original article contained many details showing the conditions of sighting the crescent in various countries of the world."
It is important to keep in mind that the beginning of the month is determined by a variety of factors in the Islamic world, and that the visibility of the crescent may depend on factors that are not local.
The International Astronomical Centre further stated that the countries of the Islamic world will investigate the crescent of the month of Shawwal (Eid Al-Fitr 1444 AH) on Thursday, April 20, 2023 AD. Seeing the crescent on that day is not possible with the naked eye or by telescope from all of Asia and Australia, but it is possible using a telescope only and with great difficulty from the western parts of the continent of Africa and Europe. This information was provided by the International Astronomical Centre. It is possible to do so with the naked eye, albeit not without some effort, in the western sections of both of the American continents.
Eid Al-Fitr 2023 Friday or Saturday
Since it is possible to see the crescent with a telescope from parts of the Islamic world on Thursday, and given that the conjunction occurs before sunset and the moon sets after sunset in all regions of the Islamic world, it is customary under such circumstances for the majority of the countries of the Islamic world to announce the start of the month on the following day. As a result, many countries are expected to announce Eid al-Fitr on Friday, April 21st.
Members of the general public were admonished by the International Astronomical Centre not to take any information from websites of this kind and instead to always resort to the official websites of their respective governments for information on laws and news.