Eid Al Adha to be celebrated on July 9, Saudi Arabia announces

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A crescent is visible over the dome of a mosque in Sharjah. File

Gulf Today Report

Saudi Arabia announced that Eid Al Adha would be celebrated on July 9 after crescent sighting has been confirmed on Wednesday.

It also said that Arafat Day will fall on Friday, July 8, and that Thursday, June 30 will be the first day of Dhul-Hijjah.

Japan’s moon sighting committee has officially announced that the sighting of the crescent was not confirmed on Wednesday, and that the first Friday of July is the first day of the month of Dhul-Hijjah, and Sunday July 10 is the first day of Eid al-Adha.

The Muslim community in Hong Kong also announced that the sighting of the crescent has not been proven, and that Friday, July 1, is the first day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, and Sunday, July 10, is the first day of Eid al-Adha.

Indonesia, Brunei and Malaysia also confirmed that Friday is the first day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, and Sunday, July 10, is the first day of Eid al-Adha.

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