Saudi Arabia announces 31 July as first day of Eid-ul-Azha
Saudi Arabia announces 31 July as first day of Eid-ul-AzhaBSS

Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court said on Monday the Day of Arafat will be on 30 July (Thursday) and 31 July (Friday) will be the first day of Eid-ul-Azha, reports BSS.

The court said that 21 July (Tuesday) is the 30th of Dhul Qadah, and 22 July (Wednesday) will mark the first day of Dhul Hijjah. Accordingly, Eid-ul-Azha will be on 31 July (Friday), Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said.

The announcement follows confirmation by a moon-sighting committee formed to determine the beginning of the last month of the Islamic calendar.

The decision was made after the committee received reports from regional courts and moon-sighting committees.

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