Govt announces 16-day holiday for Eidul Azha

Govt of Saudi Arabia announced a 16-day holiday on the festival of Eidul Azha 2017.

Eidul Azha is likely to fall on Friday, September 1, 2017, and the holiday period will begin on Thursday.

According to details available on Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department of the Government of Dubai, the festival will be observed on September 1, subject to moon sighting.

Whereas, Pakistani govt said, if the weather will clear then the moon will be seen on 22nd of August. The meeting of Ruet-e-Halal committee is called on the 22 August under the supervising of Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman.

Eid Al Adha celebrations come after the Haj — the important annual Islamic pilgrimage to Makkah, the holy city in Saudi Arabia.