Dhu Al-Hijjah crescent not sighted, Eid Al-Adha begins on July 20

The day of Arafat will fall on July 19. (File/AFP)

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  • Only around 60,000 people from the Kingdom will be performing Hajj this year due to the coronavirus pandemic
  • The day of Arafat will fall on July 19

ARAB NEWSJuly 09, 2021 

RIYADH: Eid Al-Adha will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 20, after the crescent of Dul Hijjah was not sighted on Friday evening.


Dul Hijjah, which this year begins on July 11, is the month during which the Hajj pilgrimage takes place and is the last month of the Islamic calendar.


Hajj will start on Dul Hijjah 7 (July 17) and end on Dul Hijjah 11 (July 21). The day of Arafat will fall on Dul Hijjah 9, July 19.


Pilgrims’ tents at Arafat, as well as facilities in Mina and other areas where pilgrims will stay in Muzdalifah have all been inspected. The Kingdom announced online registration for pilgrims, which began on June 13,  had closed, with 60,000 people from within the Kingdom qualifying after meeting the requirements.

source Dhu Al-Hijjah crescent not sighted, Eid Al-Adha begins on July 20 (arabnews.com)

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