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.