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02 March 2024

Sunday first of Dhul-Hijjah, Eid Al Adha August 21

By Wam

Sunday August 12th is the first of the month of Dhul-Hijjah and Eid Al Adha 1439 AH, 2018 AD, will fall on August 21st, according to the Saudi Supreme Court.

The Saudi Supreme Court, which earlier called on the public to view Dhul-Hijjah crescent at Saturday sunset, announced in a statement in Riyahd that, according to many adult witnesses who made their testimonies to their perspective regional courts, it was verified that Sunday is the first of the month of Dhul-Hijjah, according to the Calendar of Umm Al-Qura.

Accordingly, the attendance at the Mount of Arafat, the peak and main pillar of Hajj ritual, falls on Monday the 9th of Dhul-Hijjah - corresponding to August 20th, 2018 -  and that Eid Al Adha will be the next day following Arafat Day, which corresponds to Tuesday, August 21st, 2018.