The fasting in the Islamic month of Ramadan is expected to continue on Wednesday after the crescent moon was not sighted in Saudi Arabia.
Haramain Sharifain, an Islamic agency in Saudi Arabia, disclosed this in a Twitter post on Tuesday.
Ramadan can either run for 29 or 30 days, depending on the sighting of a new crescent moon.
Astronomers have been observing for the new moon in different parts of the world to determine the day of Eid-el-Fitr.
— Haramain Sharifain (@hsharifain) May 11, 2021
The moon was also not sighted in Indonesia, Qatar, Turkey, prompting the countries to declare Thursday as Eid day.
Muslims across the world have since 13 April abstained from eating, drinking, and any form of sexual relationship from dawn till dusk.
This development comes a day after the Federal Government announced Wednesday and Thursday as public holidays to celebrate the Eid-el-Fitr.