Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed perform Eid prayers - in pictures

King performs prayers in Neom and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman leads Eid prayers in Riyadh

King Salman bin Abdulaziz lead Eid Al Fitr prayers in Saudi Arabia on Thursday.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques performed prayers in Neom, while Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman led Eid prayers in Riyadh, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

King Salman was accompanied by Prince Mansour bin Saud; Prince Fahd bin Abdullah; Prince Sattam bin Saud; Prince Faisal bin Saud; Prince Dr Hussam bin Saud, Governor of Al-Baha Region, and a number senior officials, SPA said.

Muslims traditionally celebrate Eid with large gatherings of family and friends, where worshippers can pray and break their fasts together. But this year, the kingdom celebrates Eid Al Fitr with Covid restrictions in place, after health authorities said on Sunday that celebratory gatherings must be limited to 20 people.

Precautionary measures have also been put in place at more than 20,000 mosques around the country, in an effort to limit the spread of Covid-19 during the celebrations, Spa reported.

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Updated: May 13, 2021 05:29 PM


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