Saudi Arabia has just announced that the public sector holiday for Eid Al Fitr will commence on the 20th day of Ramadan - which happens to fall on Friday. 

Public sector employees - mainly all civil and military servants - were meant to begin their vacations on Tuesday, according to Arab News

King Salman issued a directive informing the public of this change.

Of course, for most Muslims Eid preparations are already underway. 

But, before the festivities begin, here's a look at how Ramadan went down in Saudi Arabia this year.  

It's been a beautiful Ramadan in Saudi Arabia this year

Togetherness was at the core

Late night strolls were magical

Ramadan spirit was truly lit

Eid Al-Fitr is expected to start on June 25, according to Gulf News.

An astronomer in the UAE explained that he is certain that the new moon is expected to be spotted on June 24 - which would be the 29th day of Ramadan for those who started fasting on May 27. 

If spotted, the Eid festivities will begin the day after.