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June 30, 2022 4:46 pm

When is Eid al-Adha in these countries?

Islamic nations follow Saudi in observing Dhul-Hijjah's crescent
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As the pilgrims get ready to perform the required Hajj, Muslims are seeking a lot for anything linked to Eid al-Adha. When will the Arab nations’ first Eid al-Adha day in 2022 occur?

The Islamic nations traditionally follow Saudi in observing the crescent of the Dhul-Hijjah, which is the month of the Hajj. 

Saudi Arabia

 

On Wednesday night, Saudi announced that the first day of Dhu al-Hijjah (the month of the Hajj) will be Thursday and that Eid al-Adha will be the following Saturday, July 9.

According to the official news agency, the Saudi Supreme Court confirmed in a statement that the Hilal of Dhul-Hijjah had been spotted and that Thursday was its first day.

In light of the fact that Arafat’s stop will take place on Friday, July 8, Eid al-Adha 2022 in Saudi will be observed astronomically on Saturday, July 9, and will run for 4 days until Tuesday, July 12, both of which are recognized holidays in all Arab nations that celebrate Eid al-Adha.

Egypt

 

Eid Al-Adha 2022 is set for Saturday, July 9, 2022, and will last for 4 days until Tuesday, July 12, according to the National Institute for Astronomical and Geophysical Research, a division of Egypt’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

UAE

 

On Saturday, July 9, the UAE will observe Eid Al-Adha, which is anticipated to run for at least four days.

The holiday is anticipated to start this year on Friday, July 8, depending on the Cabinet’s decision to designate official holidays in the public departments and provide the private sector with equivalent public holidays in 2019.

According to the aforementioned government decision, the Arafat and Eid al-Adha holidays will be celebrated for four days from 8 to 11 July. 

Accordingly, Arafat’s stop will be on Friday, July 8, and therefore the date of Eid al-Adha in Saudi 2022 will astronomically be on Saturday, July 9, 2022, and it will last for 4 days until Tuesday, July 12, which are official holidays in all Arab countries that celebrate Eid al-Adha.

Kuwait

 

The first day of Eid al-Adha will fall in Kuwait on Saturday, July 9, 2022, according to the astronomical calculations. This date is the same as that of Kuwait’s Arab neighbors who are anticipating the Supreme Court’s resolution in Saudi.

Thus, the private sector’s Eid al-Adha holiday starts on Friday, July 8, 2022, and lasts until the end of Monday, July 11.

Oman

 

In Oman, Eid al-Adha falls on Saturday, July 9, 2022, and is preceded by Arafat’s Stop on Friday, July 8. Consequently,  the holiday will be celebrated from 8 to 11 July, according to the Royal Decree.