Eid ul Fitr starts Friday in Qatar

The first day of Eid ul Fitr in Qatar will be Friday, July 17, officials from Qatar’s Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs have announced.

The decision was made after Awqaf’s moon sighting committee met at their headquarters in Dafna after receiving sighting witness testimony.

Tomorrow Friday 17th July 2015 is the first day of Eid. *Eid prayer starts at 5:08am. #Qatar

— Qatar Prayer Times (@QatarPrayer) July 16, 2015
The holidays for government employees officially began on Wednesday, July 15, and will only return to office on July 26th. However, some departments will be open. [More info on ministry’s Eid opening hours]

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Source News: Qatar Living