Aug 17 2012
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UPDATE: Saudi Arabia, Most Arab States Start Eid Al-Fitr Feast Sunday
Friday, Aug 17, 2012
(Updates with other Arab states celebrating Sunday.)
By Summer Said
DUBAI--Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, will celebrate the Muslim Eid al-Fitr feast Sunday to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, along with most other Arab states.
Religious councils in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman said the moon's crescent was not sighted after nightfall Friday. Saturday will be the last day of Ramadan, and Sunday will be the start of the eid.
Other countries have yet to announce when they will start the eid. They are expected to follow the Saudi lead.
Regional stock markets are closed during the holiday.
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