EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA:- The Gambia will be joining the leading Muslim nations around the world to celebrate the Eid Ul-Fitr on Thursday.
The second Vice President of the Gambia Supreme Islamic Council, Sheikh Ebrima Jaijue confirmed to Eye Africa TV on Tuesday evening that they have not received any credible information of the moon crescent been sighted in the country.
Thus, declaring Wednesday as the 30th day of Ramadan in The Gambia.
The Gambia therefore joins other predominant Muslim countries who have officially announced that Thursday, May 13 will be the first day of Eid Ul-Fitr.
Saudi Arabia, UAE and the rest of the Arab world have all announced that the Eid will be celebrated on Thursday.
Turkey, UK, Uganda, Nigeria, and several Asian countries including Indonesia, will also be observing it on the same day.
Mali, Niger, and Ivory Coast have reportedly sighted the moon and therefore declared Wednesday, May 12, 2021 as the date of the celebration.
India and Pakistan have announced that they will however observe Eid Ul-Fitr on Friday.