Saudi Arabia announces Arafat Day, Eid-ul Kabir 2024

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The authorities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday the sighting of the crescent moon for Dhul Hijjah, the 12th month of the Islamic Hijrah calendar.

With the sighting, Friday marks the first day of the new month, setting the stage for the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

The five-day spiritual exercise will commence on Friday, June 14. Arafat Day, the pinnacle of the Hajj, will be observed on June 15.

Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice or Eid-ul-Kabir, will be celebrated on June 16.

Breaking the sighting of the crescent of Dhul Hijjah, inside the Haramain, the official new publications of the two holy mosques in Makkah and Madinah, posted on X handle, @insharifain: “The Crescent for the month of Dhul Hijjah 1445 was SEEN today (today) subsequently the month of Dhul Hijjah 1445 will begin tomorrow i.e Friday, 7 June 2024 *Hajj Day (Arafat): Saturday, 15 June 2024 * Eid Al Adha: Sunday, 16 June 2024.”

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