Eid ul Fitr 2023: Govt announces 5-day public holidays

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A man prays. — Reuters/File
A man prays. — Reuters/File

As Ramadan enters the last Ashra (10 days), the federal government on Thursday announced that it had approved a five-day holiday for one of the most anticipated holidays for Muslims that marks the end of the holy month of fasting.

The government said that the Eid holidays were approved on the recommendation of the Cabinet Division.

The interior ministry said that the Eid holidays would be from April 21 to April 25.

The regular notification of the Eid holidays will be issued by the Ministry of Interior itself.

When will Eid ul Fitr be?

The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee is set to meet on April 20 for the sighting of the Eid ul Fitr crescent moon, a statement from the religious affairs ministry said on Tuesday.

The meeting is set to be held at the religious affairs ministry in Islamabad and will be presided over by Ruet-e-Halal Committee Chairman Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad, the statement said.

The statement further said the meetings of the zonal committees will be held at designated locations across the country.

Ramadan 2023 started on March 23, after much confusion during the meeting for the moonsighting.