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First day of Eid Al Adha expected to be October 15

Islamic Crescents’ Observation Project makes Eid Al Adha prediction

  • WAM
  • Published: 09:53 September 30, 2013
  • Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: The first day of Eid Al Adha is expected be on Tuesday October 15 in most Islamic countries, according to a statement from the Islamic Crescents’ Observation Project (ICOP).

The statement said: “The sighting of the crescent should be possible in most regions of the world with the naked eye on Sunday October 6 2013, therefore it is predictable that day will be the first of Dhu Al Hijjah 1434 AH, and therefore the 10th Dhul Al Hijjah 1434 AH, or Tuesday October 15 2013, is expected to be the first day of Eid Al Adha.”

Comments (30)

  1. Added 15:24 October 1, 2013

    Me too one of the unlucky man don't get Saturday holidays, and most of the public holidays. Request to authorities to unify the holidays at least for eid.

    muhammed, dubaid, India

  2. Added 13:14 October 1, 2013

    Advance Eid Mubarak to all! I believe 15th will be the First Day of Eid Al Adha, So 14th will be the Arafat Day and Private Companies will get leave from Arafat day 14th Mon, and then Tue & Wed - 3 Days Holidays and will resume duty on Thu and enjoy next day Friday Holiday also. Am I right?

    BINU, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 12:43 October 1, 2013

    We private sectors should be treated as same as public. Hope we get 4 days off and get to enjoy with our families.

    Nabil, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  4. Added 12:31 October 1, 2013

    But still some Pvt. Companies are planning to give only two days off i.e Araft day & 1st day of Eid Ul Adha, same as they have given last year (Only two days Off). I would like to request authorities to strictly crack down those who are not abiding the government laws.

    AmerF, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  5. Added 12:26 October 1, 2013

    I don't understand why this partiality between public and private sectors? The decision makers should look into it at least from this time onwards. Bad luck to people those who are working in private sectors.Let us pray to god we can also get job in public sector.

    Navaz, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  6. Added 11:30 October 1, 2013

    what i understand is 15th is the first day normally we get three days so 15, 16 and 17 r eid days but i think 14th will be the arafat day so we might get a holiday for that as well

    Afrah, Ajman, United Arab Emirates

  7. Added 10:35 October 1, 2013

    Gulf News, please pass our request to the concern authorities and ask them to announce an extra holiday for us (pvt sector), so that we can make this Eid best for us and for our families in the home country by visiting them. we will be really thankfull to all of you.

    Sheikh waqar adeel, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  8. Added 10:26 October 1, 2013

    At least, at least this time government must announce an additional holiday for october 17, thursday. so we pvt sector can get benefit of it and we can go to our home country for a week.

    Sheikh waqar adeel, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  9. Added 10:19 October 1, 2013


    ANJU, SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates

  10. Added 10:13 October 1, 2013

    We (Pvt. Sector) should get equal holidays as Public Sectors. We work the same, or you can say our work timings are more than theirs so there should not be any difference when it comes to holidays. This should be counted as our luck that Arafat will be on 14th Oct 2013 and so we should count us lucky by Allah's will we should get 4 days off EXCLUDING our weekend holidays. But unfortunately, the partiality happens only in this country.

    Asma Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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