Moon sighted in Saudi Arabia; Eid Al Adha on October 15

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Moon-sighted-in-Saudi-ArabiaOctober 5, 2013

JEDDAH – IT is official. Eid Al Adha is to be celebrated around the Islamic world on Tuesday, October 15th.   Saudi Arabia state television reported that DhulHijjah moon has been sighted in the kingdom and that Arafat Day, the day of Haj, will be marked on Monday, October 14 while Eid Al Adha will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 15.

Decision from the UAE Moon Sighting Committee and other such committees is expected soon. The UAE’s moon sighting committee will meet today in Abu Dhabi to witness DhulHijjah moon.

Islamic Crescents’ Observation Project said on September 30 that the first day of Eid Al Adha is expected be on Tuesday, October 15, in most Islamic countries.

The UAE private sector staff can look forward to a three-day paid holiday. Eid Al Adha holidays in October are to begin, according to Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (Iacad), on Monday, October 14 – the Waqfat Arafat day.They will, thus, be off from October 14, Monday until Wednesday, October 16th. However, no official statement on the Eid holidays has yet been made.–Agencies

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  1. The first 10 days of dhul hijjah are a great opportunity in hand. Let us utilize these days in an effective manner and celebrate our inner satisfaction on the day of Eid.

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