Eid El-Fitr begins Monday: Dar Al-Ifta

Ahram Online, Sunday 27 Jul 2014

The last day of the holy month of fasting is Sunday

Eid celebrations in Cairo 2013 (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt's Dar Al-Ifta, the main authority responsible for issuing religious edicts, announced that Eid Al-Fitr will commence on Monday, 28 July.

Eid Al-Fitr is a religious feast celebrated by Muslims worldwide. It marks the end of the holy month of fasting, Ramadan.

The festivities last for three days.

According to Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab all those working in governmental institutions will take four days off -- instead of three, as originally planned with the vacation now from Monday to Thursday 

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