We’re almost two weeks into the Holy Month, and predictions have begun to surface about when the month will end. The Islamic calendar is determined by the passage of the moon, meaning that there are usually around 354 to 355 days to every calendar year. The beginning and end of the month are determined by a sighting of the new moon. Ramadan is the ninth month of the lunar calendar, with Shawwal — the first day of which is Eid al-Fitr— being the tenth.
According to top astronomers around the region, there’s most likely going to be a difficulty in seeing the moon around June 3, which makes Eid al-Fitr likely to start on June 3 (Monday) or June 4 (Tuesday). The Eid break is expected to be four weekdays long, which means that workers who get Friday and Saturday off will get a five day weekend!