Eid Al Fitr, the Islamic celebration following the end of Ramadan is coming sometime this weekend – – all depending on the rise of the new moon as sighted physically by the moon sighting committee, of course, of course.
If the Shawwal moon is sighted tomorrow night (exactly 30 days after the last new moon) as heard from a group of people in the bus, then we will have Friday and Saturday off for private sectors and until Sunday off for government sectors. But I found a website that says “God willing, the new moon will be visible on Friday, October 12”.
The sighting of the moon can be very confusing and vary from country to country.
If the moon shows up in the sky on Friday night, I will not be working on Saturday and Sunday, finally, just like most people in so many parts of the world. The moon sighting committee has got to make sure they open their eyes wide and be very vigilant from tomorrow night and onwards.
Binoculars will help.