Do you know that 64 (43+21) out of 94 countries follow calculations for their Islamic calendar.
    Countries that follow Saudi (Ummul-Qura Calendar)
  1. Afghanistan
  2. Albania
  3. Armenia
  4. Austria
  5. Azerbaijan
  6. Bahrian
  7. Bangladesh (Some areas follow Saudi)
  8. Belgium
  9. Bolivia
  10. Bosnia and Hercegovina
  11. Bulgaria
  12. Chechnia
  13. Denmark
  14. Finland
  15. Georgia
  16. Hungary
  17. Iceland
  18. Iraq
  19. Ireland
  20. Italy
  21. Jordan
  22. Kazakhstan
  23. Kuwait
  24. Kyrgizstan
  25. Lebanon
  26. Mauritania
  27. Netherlands
  28. Norway
  29. Palestine
  30. Philippines
  31. Qatar
  32. Romania
  33. Spain
  34. Sudan
  35. Sweden
  36. Switzerland
  37. Syria
  38. Tajikistan
  39. Taiwan
  40. Tatarstan
  41. Turkmenistan
  42. U.A.E.
  43. Uzbekistan
    Countries that follow Calculations
  1. Algeria
  2. Canada - Some follow FCNA/ISNA Some follow local sighting - Some follow Global Sighting
  3. China - Follow MeccaCalendar.org
  4. Cosovo (Follow Turkey)
  5. Croatia (Follow Turkey)
  6. Egypt - Moon Born before sunset & moon sets at least 5 minutes after sunset
  7. France (UOIF - Union des Organizations Islamiques de France [Union of the Islamic Organizations of France])
  8. Indonesia - Official Announcement follow calculations: Age > 8 hours, altitude > 2, elongation > 3
  9. Ireland (ECFR - European Council for Fatwa and Research, Dublin, Ireland: Altitude > 5, elongation > 8 somewhere on the globe)
  10. Libya (Moon must be born before Fajr in Libya)
  11. Luxembourg follows ECFR Criteria
  12. Maldives - Official announcement from Ministry of Islamic Affairs
  13. Macedonia (Follow Turkey)
  14. Montenegro (Follow Turkey)
  15. Russia (Follow Turkey)
  16. Serbia (Follow Turkey)
  17. Slovania (Follow Turkey)
  18. Tunisia - Criteria of age, or altitude, or sunset-moonset lag
  19. Turkey - The criteria were Altitude > 5, Elongation > 8 Based on Conference for Determining the beginnings of Lunar Months held in Istanbul, on 28 November 1978.
  20. USA - Fiqh Council of North America/Islamic Society of North America. For Eid-al-Adha, follow Saudi (Some Follow Local Sighting)
  21. Yemen
    Countries that follow Global Sighting (From Other Countries), if not seen in their country
  1. Bermuda - News from other countries
  2. New Zealand - News from Australia if not seen in New Zealand
  3. Suriname - News from Guyana if not seen in Suriname
  4. UK - News from countries east of UK (e.g., Morocco, South Africa) (Some Follow Saudi) [Coordination Committee of Major Islamic Centres and Mosques of London]
    No specific criterion! Decision varies year by year
  1. Nigeria
    Countries that follow Local Sighting
  1. Australia
  2. Bangladesh (Some Areas Follow Local Sighting)
  3. Brunei
  4. Chile
  5. Fiji Islands
  6. Guyana
  7. India
  8. Iran
  9. Kenya
  10. Malawi
  11. Malaysia
  12. Mauritius
  13. Morocco
  14. Mozambique
  15. Niger
  16. Oman
  17. Pakistan
  18. Panama
  19. Saudi Arabia (Only for Ramadan, Shawwal, and Dhul-Hijja)
  20. South Africa
  21. Sri Lanka
  22. Tanzania
  23. Trinidad & Tobago
  24. Zambia
  25. Zimbabwe
   Updated July 10, 2014