The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be celebrating the Eid Al-Fitr on Sunday, 24 May 2020. As it was announced by the Royal court of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that Eid Al-Fitr will be celebrated on Sunday 24, May 2020 according to the report of the Saudi Gazette, the country’s largest newspaper.
The Holy Mosque of Al Makkah Al Mukaramma is seen Live today with the special Taraweeh prayer on the night of 30th Ramadan, 1441 Hijri (Islamic Calendar). Following the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s official statement that moon is not sighted on Friday 22, May 2020, Dr Ahmad Al Dubayan, Director General of The London Central Mosque Trust speaks on the ending of Ramadan.
The London Central Mosque has also officially announced that Sunday, 24 May 2020 is the Day of Eid’ul Fitr in the United Kingdom.
In Australia, Eid Al-Fitr will also be observed on Sunday, 24 May 2020 according the Australian National Imams Council (ANIC).
This year Ramadan, 1441 Hijri of Islamic Calendar is quite different. Sadly, as with the COVID-19 global pandemic crisis, Mosques are closed around the world to maintain social distancing following the local official Government orders. The Muslim Ummah (global community of Muslims) seems to be deprived of attending the mosques during this holy month of Ramadan due to the current situation of COVID-19. The Global Muslim world has turned their homes to places of worship to maintain the Law of social distancing and following the advice of World Health Organization (WHO) for COVID-19 pandemic crisis containment.
Eid is often greeted with an Arabic phrase, “Eid Mubarak” meaning Blessed Feast or Blessed Festival. And other very common Arabic phrase is “Kullu amin wa antum bikhair“, which means “May you be well with every passing year”.