Syria celebrates Eid al-Fitr 2015 on Friday

Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad received on Thursday a cable from the first religious judge in Damascus Mahmoud al-Ma’arawi confirming that Friday, July 17th, 2015 is the first Day of Eid al-Fitr.

The First judge congratulated President al-Assad on this occasion, praying that it will bring good and blessing to the Syrian people and to the Arab and Islamic nations and herald Syria’s victory.

On this occasion, President al-Assad also received a congratulatory cable from Minister of Religious Endowments Dr. Mohammad Abdul-Sattar al-Sayyed, hoping God would protect Syria from its enemies and empower the Syrian army to defeat terrorism, praying for the rest of the martyrs’ souls.

In a similar cable, Justice Minister Najm al-Ahmad congratulated President al-Assad and voiced hope that the Syrian Arab Army will defeat the terrorists and bring security back to the homeland.

Meanwhile, Grand Mufti of the Republic Ahmad Badr Eddin Hassoun said in a congratulatory cable that Eid al-Fitr marks over four years of Syria standing strong in the face of extremism and terrorism and all its enemies, hoping this occasion will herald a brighter future for Syria and its people.

Earlier, Judge al-Ma’arawi confirmed Friday is the first day of Eid al-Fitr in Syria.

He told SANA that the first day of Shawal for the Hejri year 1436 is Firday, July 17th, 2015, which means it is the first day of Eid al-Fitr (End of the holy month of Ramadan).

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