Islamic Nations Announce Days for Eid al-Adha 2024

10:29 - June 11, 2024
News ID: 3488703
IQNA – Islamic countries have announced dates that will mark Eid-Adha in the year 2024.


Saudi Arabia has confirmed that the first of Dhul-Hijjah was on June 7, making Saturday, June 15, the day of Arafah, and Sunday Eid al-Adha.

This announcement was echoed by the religious authorities of Egypt, Jordan, and Palestine.

Similarly, Tunisia, Algeria, and Libya have all confirmed the start of Dhul-Hijjah on Friday, with the day of Arafah and Eid al-Adha falling on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

The Iraqi Sunni authorities and the Iraqi Kurdistan Region have also declared Sunday as Eid al-Adha.

Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates announced that Eid al-Adha will be celebrated on Sunday, June 16.

Iran, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, India, and Oman have confirmed Monday, June 17, as Eid al-Adha.

Morocco and Mauritania have both announced that Eid al-Adha will be on June 17.

Due to the lack of proof of the sighting of the crescent moon on Friday, Oman has declared that Eid al-Adha will be on June 17.

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Bangladesh, due to completely cloudy weather obscuring the sighting of the crescent moon on Friday and Saturday, has declared Tuesday, June 18, as the Eid al-Adha.

The office of Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Sistani, has announced that Saturday was the first of the month of Dhul-Hijjah, 1445 AH, making Eid al-Adha fall on June 17.

As a result, this year, Islamic countries will be celebrating Eid al-Adha on three different days.

Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, is a major Islamic holiday celebrated worldwide where Muslims gather for prayer, perform acts of charity and sacrifice an animal, mostly sheep. On the Day of Arafat, Muslim pilgrims performing the Hajj gather on the plains of Arafat, located outside Mecca.

Hajj, which is marked during the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah, is the annual pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

The pilgrimage usually takes place between the 8th and the 13th of Dhu al-Hijjah and Muslims from all over the world gather in Mecca to perform the Hajj pilgrimage, one of the five pillars of Islam.