The Moroccan Ministry of Religious Affairs has announced that Morocco will celebrate the holiday of Eid El Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, on Tuesday July 29, 2014
Most Muslims countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Egypt, announced earlier on Sunday that they would celebrate Eid El Fitr on Monday.
Unlike in previous years, Morocco started this year’s Ramadan the same day as most Arab and Muslim countries, on June 29.
The calculations of the Islamic calendar are based on the lunar calendar, which causes the Islamic months to move in the Gregorian calendar approximately 11 days every year.
The beginning of Islamic months may also vary from one country to another depending on whether the moon has been sighted or not.
The View from Fez team hopes that our readers have a happy and peaceful Eid.
A reminder that with the end of Ramadan Morocco will return to daylight saving on Saturday. See details here: Daylight Saving Morocco