Monday 1st day of Eid Al-Fitr in Egypt: Dar Al-Iftaa



Sat, 30 Apr 2022 - 06:34 GMT


Sat, 30 Apr 2022 - 06:34 GMT

CAIRO – 30 April 2022: Egypt's Grand Mufti Shawki Allam announced on Saturday that Monday, May 2, 2022 will be the first day of Eid Al-Fitr in Egypt.

The new crescent was not sighted after the sunset of Saturday, said Allam, announcing that 1 May will be the last day of the holy month of Ramadan.

Awqaf Ministry, in cooperation with concerned State institutions, allocated 600 outdoor spaces nationwide to perform Eid al Fitr prayers that are held after sunrise to mark the religious feast celebrating the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

Earlier this month, the Egyptian cabinet has announced that the period extending from 30 April to 5 May will be a paid holiday for public sector employees on the occasion of the Labor Day and Eid Al-Fitr.

The first day of Eid al-Fitr (The Feast of Breaking the Fast) will witness a hot weather during daytime, with a tendency to be cold at night.

Member of Media Center of the General Authority of Meteorology, Manar Ghanem, revealed the details of the weather during the first days of Eid al-Fitr, which is expected to begin on Monday.

The weather is expected to be very hot on southern Upper Egypt, and cold at night.

She pointed out that the average temperature in Greater Cairo is expected to be between 30 and 32 degrees during the day, and the atmosphere is around normal at this time of the year.

Egypt’s Supply Ministry said on Wednesday all affiliated cooperatives and Consumer Complexes will open during Eid al Fitr holiday to secure citizens' basic needs.

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark extended greetings on Saturday to Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed El-Tayeb on Eid Al-Fitr.

In a phone call, Pope Tawadros II extended greetings to the Azhar sheikh and Muslims on this blessing occasion, wishing stability and peace for all Egyptians.

Tayeb, for his part, thanked Pope Tawadros for the greeting, wishing continued health for him and the Christian brothers and continued prosperity and stability for the nation.

Tayeb also expressed Azhar’s appreciation of the relations binding Egyptian Muslims and Christians, noting that these bonds stem from the correct understanding of the religion.

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has also extended greetings to Egyptians abroad on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr, which starts this year early in May, the country’s Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported.

“Brothers and sisters, the Muslim sons of Egypt abroad, I am pleased to convey to you my most heartfelt congratulations and best wishes on the occasion of the Blessed Eid Al-Fitr,” Sisi said in a cable of greeting circulated by the Egyptian embassies and consulates.



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