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Dhu Al Hijjah, Eid Al Adha announced

Decision announced by Saudi Supreme Court after crescent was seen at sunset on Tuesday

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Riyadh: Wednesday, August 23, will be the first day of the month of Dhu Al Hijjah, and Eid Al Adha will be on September 1, the Saudi Press Agency announced on Tuesday.

The Saudi Supreme Court, which earlier called on the public to view Dhul-Hijjah crescent at Tuesday 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 Wednesday 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 Thursday the 9th of Dhul-Hijjah — corresponding to August 31, 2017 — and that Eid Al Adha will fall the next day following Arafat Day, which corresponds to September 1, 2017.

The Supreme Court wishes all pilgrims, successful and comfortable Hajj and non-pilgrim Muslims all over the world accepted deeds.

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