Supreme Court in Saudi Arabia announces that the start of the month of Dhull Hajj would be on Sunday, August 12
Dubai: The Muslim world will observe Eid Al Adha on Tuesday, August 21, as today (Sunday) is the first day of Dhu Al-Hajj, Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has announced.
The Saudi Press Agency has announced that Sunday, August 12, is the first day of Dhu Al-Hajj,
Accordingly, the Day of Arafat, the climax of the annual pilgrimage, will fall on Monday, August 20.
On Arafat Day, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims will throng Makkah on the second day of the pilgrimage to ascend Mount Arafat, marking the peak point of the five-day Hajj ritual.
On this big Hajj day, pilgrims converged from dawn on the Mount Arafat plain and the hill is known as Jabal Al Rahma, or Mount of Mercy, dedicated to prayers and reflection
The first day of Eid Al Adha always falls on the 10th day of Dhu Al Hijja, just one day after the Arafat Day, according to the Islamic lunar calendar.