Expected Eid Al Adha Date Announced By Moonsighting Committee Official

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The expected date for Eid AL Adha 2016 has been announced as Monday, September 12th by a moonsighting committee official.

The actual date of the Muslim festival and the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca will be confirmed by Saudi Arabian authorities on the 1st of September based on the sighting of the moon.

“According to my calculation Eid is expected to be on September 12. However, Eid Al Adha falls on the 10th day of the Dhu al Hijrah lunar month.  And if the moon is sighted on September 1, then the first day of Eid Al Adha will be on September 11.”

Sakher Saif Abdullah, the Chairman of the UAE Amateur Astronomers League

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