Wednesday announced as Eid al-Fitr in Iran

TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) – Ayatollah Khamenei has confirmed Wednesday as first day of Islamic month of Shawwal, marking Eid al-Fitr.

Office of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei has communicated a statement announcing that based on received reports from groups responsible to monitor appearance of new moon’s crescent in different parts of the country, it is approved for the Leader that Wednesday will be the first day of Shawwal.

First day of Islamic month of Shawwal marks Eid al-Fitr, bringing fasting in holy month of Ramadan to an end. Several groups of experts on behalf of office of Ayatollah Khamenei go on final days of each month, especially month of Ramadan, to different regions in country to monitor if they can see new moon’s crescent which marks beginning of each lunar month in Islamic calendar.

The statement has also announced that Eid al-Fitr prayers will be held by leadership of Ayatollah Khamenei at 8 am in the morning in Imam Khomeini Mosalla in Tehran.

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