Muslim feast of Eid al-Fitr begins Monday

October 21, 2006 23:50


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The Muslim feast of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, begins Monday according to religious authorities in several Middle Eastern countries. Official media in Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and the Palestinian Territories announced late Saturday that the feast would start Monday. Lebanon's mufti announced the same. And an al-Qaida-linked group that has declared an Islamic state in Iraq issued a statement on the Internet saying Eid al-Fitr would begin Monday there as well. Eid al-Fitr falls immediately after Ramadan, the holy month when observant Muslims fast from dawn to dusk. Ramadan can last either 29 or 30 days, depending on when the first moon of the next lunar month is sighted, and the dates often differ from country to country.

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