Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE to celebrate Eid el-Fitri Wednesday

Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE have announced that Eid el-Fitri in these countries will be celebrated on July 6.

Authorities, according to Al Jazeera, made the announcement on Monday evening after failing to sight the moon that marks the start of the three-day festival.

The starting day varies every year and from country to country depending on geographical location.

Eid al-Fitri means “festival of breaking the fast” and marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

Traditionally, it is celebrated for three days and is an official holiday in all Muslim-majority countries.