- The day of Arafah will be observed on Tuesday June 27
- Eid Al-Adha will fall on Wednesday June 28
RIYADH: The crescent for the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah during which the annual Hajj pilgrimage takes place has been sighted, Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court announced on Sunday.
This means that the pilgrimage, which all healthy and able Muslims are required to undertake once in a lifetime, will start on June 26 and the day of Arafah will fall on June 27.
Those Muslims who are not performing the pilgrimage this year will celebrate Eid Al-Adha on Wednesday June 28.
The UAE announced a four-day Eid holiday for the public and private sectors. The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation said the holiday would run from Tuesday, June 27 to Friday, June 30.
Work will resume on Monday, July 3, giving UAE employees a six-day break.