File Photo: Egypt's Dar Al-Ifta (Photo: Al-Ahram)
Egypt's Dar El-Iftaa, a top religious authority that issues religious edicts, has announced that Eid Al-Fitr will begin on Thursday.
The body said Wednesday will mark the 30th day and end of the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Eid Al-Fitr is celebrated over three days.
Last week Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced that the Eid Al-Fitr holiday will be five days starting from on Wednesday 12 May till Sunday 16 May.
Eid Al-Fitr is one of the two most important religious holidays in the Islamic calendar. The other is Eid Al-Adha.