Zul Hijjah moon sighted in Saudi Arabia, 11-day Eid Al Adha holiday to begin on August 21

 khaleejtimes.com  08/11/2018 22:01:00  3  Web Report /Riyadh

The Supreme Court of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced the first of Eid Al Adha as August 21 after the Zul Hijjah moon was sighted on Saturday evening.

The UAE will get afive-day longweekend combined with the holiday.

Also read:UAE announces week-long Eid Al Adha 2018 holiday for public sector

Therefore, the Day of Arafat will fall on Monday, August 20.

The Eid Al Adha holiday will last for 11 days in Saudi this year.

According to a release issued by the Saudi Ministry of Civil Service, the holiday will begin on Thursday, August 16, the fifth day of Zul Hijjah.

Also read: Some countries to celebrate first day of Eid on August 22

The 11-day holiday will end on Sunday, August 26, the fifteenth day of Zul Hijjah.

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