Eid Al Adha will be on September 23

Eid Al Adha will start on September 23 as the moon of Dhu Al Hijjah, the last month in the lunar calendar, is expected on be sighted on September 13, according to a UAE astronomer.

Eid Al Adha normally starts on the 10th of Dhu Al Hijjah, when millions of Muslims from Saudi Arabia and other countries converge on Makkah for the annual pilgrimage.

The moon of the preceding Islamic month Dhu Al Qidah will start taking shape on August 14, before becoming a full moon on August 16, the start of 11th lunar month, said Ibrahim Al Jarwan, Planetarium Manager at the Sharjah Department of Culture and Information.

“This means that Dhu Al Hijjah moon will be seen on September 13 and Eid Al Adha will be on September 23,” he said in a statement published in the local Arabic press.

September 23 is a Wednesday, which means the public sector could have a four-day break before resuming work on Sunday, September 27.

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