The Shawwal crescent moon has not been sighted in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, meaning that Ramadan will last 30 days this year and Eid Al-Fitr will fall on Thursday.
Saudi Arabia's moon-sighting committee confirmed on Tuesday that the crescent moon marking the beginning of Shawwal had not been sighted, reports the Gulf News.
Therefore, Wednesday will be the last and 30th day of Ramadan in the kingdom, and Thursday will be observed as the first day of Eid Al Fitr.
Roughly translated, Eid Al Fitr means the "festival of ending the fast". It is marked by a special prayer on the morning of the first of Shawwal.
Qatar has also announced that Thursday will mark the first day of Eid.