By Libya Herald reporter.
Tripoli, 5 July 2016:
Both the Tripoli-based Dar Al-Ifta in Tripoli headed by Sadek Al-Ghariani and the rival parallel body in Beida have announced that the Eid Al-Fitr this year will begin on Wednesday, 6 July.
Almost all other Muslim countries also say that today, Tuesday, will be the last day of Ramadan, with the exception of Turkey which decided that it ended yesterday and that today is the first day of Eid.
Regardless of the deep divisions within Libya and the deeper financial difficulties most Libyans have had to face this Ramadan, families across the country are determined to enjoy this Eid. People have been travelling criss-crossing it in the past few days, ignoring the political divide, to be back with their families and spend the festival together.
Since 2011, successive governments have extended the Eid holiday to cover four days rather than the usual three. However, so far this year, neither the Presiency Concil in Tripoli nor the Thinni administration Beida have announced whether there will be a three-day or four-day holiday.