Saudi Arabia announces Eid al-Adha to begin on July 20

Saudi Arabia has declared the Muslim occasion Eid al-Adha will start on Tuesday, July 20, the authority Saudi Press Agency (SPA) investigated Friday.

The Crescent Moon Sighting Department “concluded that remaining at Arafat will be on Monday, the ninth the long stretch of Dhu al-Hijjah during the current Year 1442 AH, relating to July 19, 2021 AD, and the favored Eid al-Adha will be on the next day, on Tuesday,” as per SPA.

The moon locating panel said the moon was not located on Friday evening, adding that Saturday will finish the 30 days of the Hijri month of Dhu al-Hijjah.

The Muslim occasion recognizes the day the prophet Ibrahim was able to forfeit his child as a demonstration of acquiescence to God’s order. It is praised one day after the yearly Hajj journey closes.

This year points the second Hajj journey which will be seen under exacting COVID-19 deterrent measures.

In June, Saudi specialists reported the journey will be restricted to 60,000 individuals previously living in the Kingdom. Last year, just around 1,000 individuals were permitted to perform Hajj.

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