Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr in several countries


King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and crown prince Mohammed bin Salman attended the Eid prayer at Masjid al-Haram in the presence of more than two million people.

The first day of the next month, Shawwal is spent in celebration and is observed as the "Festival of Breaking Fast" or Eid El-Fitr.

President Trump instead marked Ramadan with an official statement, delivered May 26, the day before the Islamic holy month began.

"On the occasion let us also remember the destitute and less fortunate and all those who have laid down their lives in the fight against militancy for the sake of peace in the country".

"We've been working for months with five local Mosques and our charity partner Human Appeal to organise the community for a memorable day of prayer, games and fun". If the new moon, Crescent, is sighted, the next day is counted as first day of the next month.

India's less Muslim populated states like Gujarat and Rajasthan are all set to celebrate Eid al-Fitr if they will sight the moon today.

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The festival marks the culmination of fasting and Ramadan.

The White House confirmed in an email to Newsweek that it would not be hosting an iftar dinner and referred to Trump's earlier issued statement at the start of Ramadan, which ends on Sunday. The term will depend on when they observe the new moon.

Canberra's Muslims have celebrated the end of Ramadan.

The clip was made public to dismiss reports that Buhari's Eid-el Fitr statement released on Saturday by Garba Shehu, special assistant to the president on media and publicity, was not genuine.

Abubakar said that the new moon was sighted in parts of Kaduna, Katsina, Borno, Adamawa and Sokoto States.