Saudi Arabia announces July 31 as first day of Eid al-Adha

Eid Al Adha in Saudi Arabia

The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia has announced that Friday, July 31, will be the first day of Eid Al Adha.

The court said that tomorrow (Tuesday) is the 30th of Dhu Al Qaeda, and Wednesday, July 22, will mark 1st day of Dhu al-Hijjah. Eid Al Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu Al Hijjah (one day after Arafat Day).

Friday, July 31, will mark the first day of Eid Al Adha.

The announcement follows confirmation by the Moonsighting Committee formed to determine the beginning of the 12th month of the Islamic calendar.

The committee confirmed that the crescent of Dhu al-Hijjah was not seen today (Monday) and will be clearly visible after sunset tomorrow (Tuesday). Meaning Wednesday, July 22, will be the first of Dhu al-Hijjah that marks the start of this year’s Hajj season.