Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court said on Monday (Jul 20) the Day of Arafat will be on Jul 30 (Thursday) and Jul 31 (Friday) will be the first day of Eid-ul-Azha.
The court said that Jul 21 (Tuesday) is the 30th of Dhul Qadah, and Jul 22 (Wednesday) will mark the first day of Dhul Hijjah. Accordingly, Eid-ul-Azha will be on Jul 31 (Friday), Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said.
The announcement follows confirmation by a moon-sighting committee formed to determine the beginning of the last month of the Islamic calendar.
The decision was made after the committee received reports from regional courts and moon-sighting committees.