Saudi Arabia announces 16-day Eid Al Adha holiday

This year’s Eid Al Adha is likely to fall on Friday, September 1, 2017.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Wednesday declared a 16-day holiday for the festival of Eid Al Adha.

The holiday period will begin on the end of Thursday, Dhu Al Hijjah 2, 1438. Work will resume on Dhu Al Hijjah 19, 1438.

This year’s Eid Al Adha is likely to fall on Friday, September 1, 2017, or Dhu Al Hijjah 10, 1438.

According to details available on Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department of the Government of Dubai, the festival will be observed on September 1, subject to moon sighting.

Eid Al Adha celebrations come after the Haj — the important annual Islamic pilgrimage to Makkah, the holy city in Saudi Arabia.

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