Eid 2018: When is Eid ul-Adha?

2018-08-23 06:02
PHOTO: SourcedEid ul-Adha will be celebrated next week.

PHOTO: SourcedEid ul-Adha will be celebrated next week.

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EID ul-Adha is an Islamic holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide.

Eid ul-Adha 2018 will begin on the evening of August 21 and end on the evening of August 25.

The event takes place on different dates every year as it follows the Islamic lunar calendar.

The dates changes every year, drifting approximately 11 days earlier each year. Last year, the start of the festival began on September 1 and next year it will most likely fall on August 10.

However, the date also depends on the sighting of the Crescent Moon.

The visibility depends on the weather conditions, so the exact date can not be predicted with certainty. The Supreme Court of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia first announced the exact date of Eid ul-Adha as August 21 after the Zul Hijjah moon was sighted on Saturday evening. Bakra Eid, another word for Eid al-Adha or Eid ul Adha, is a public holiday in Muslim countries.

— Amalie Henden


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