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Eid Al-Adha 2022 List of Countries for First day of Dhu Al Hijjah
Eid Al Adha 2022: First day of Dhu Al Hijjah announced in these countries
Here’s the list of countries that have declared the first day of Dhu Al Hijjah
The crescent moon of the month of Dhu Al Hijjah was sighted on Wednesday evening in Saudi Arabia, hence the Eid Al Adha celebration will begin on July 9.
The moon of Dhul Hijja 1443 AH has been sighted in Oman. Therefore, the first day of this month in the Sultanate of Oman will be tomorrow Thursday, while the first day of Eid Al Adha will be on Saturday, 9 July 2022.
The Dhu Al Hijjah moon was not sighted on Wednesday, with Eid Al Adha set to be celebrated on July 10 (Sunday).
Malaysia on Wednesday confirmed that Muslims in the country will be celebrating the the first day of Eid Al Adha on July 10.
In Hong Kong, the Muslim Council announced that the moon has not been sighted in country. Hence, Muslims in the country will be celebrating the the first day of Eid Al Adha on July 10.
The crescent sighting committee in Japan has revealed that the moon had not been sighted, and that the first date of Eid Al Adha is July 10.
The Indonesian Ministry of Religion Affairs confirmed that the moon had not been sighted and that the first date of Eid Al Adha is July 10.
The crescent moon was not seen in the Brunei sky on Wednesday hence, Muslims in the country will celebrate Eid Al Adha 2022 on July 10.
Following the sighting of the crescent moon on Wednesday evening, it has been announced that the first day of Eid Al Adha will be on Saturday, July 9, 2022.
Morocco’s Ministry of Islamic Affairs announced on Wednesday that Eid Al Adha will take place on Sunday, July 10. The ministry reported that the crescent moon sighting for Dhu Al Hijjah was not clear, and religious experts were unable to observe it with a naked eye. Therefore, Eid Al Adha will take place on July 10.
The moon of Dhul Hijja 1443 AH has been sighted in US. Therefore, the first day of Eid Al Adha will be on Saturday, July 9, 2022.
Eid Al Adha
Muslims performs the annual Hajj pilgrimage during the Islamic month of Dhu Al Hijjah which culminates in celebrating Eid Al Adha on the 10th day of Hajj rituals.
Eid Al Adha or the ‘Feast of Sacrifice, is celebrated throughout the Muslim world as a commemoration of Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice everything for God.
The festival falls on the 10th day of Dhu Al Hijjah, the twelfth and final month in the Islamic calendar.
UAE public holiday
According to the UAE’s approved holiday calendar, Eid Al Adha holiday will be four days starting from Friday, July 8 till Monday, July 11 with work expected to resume on Tuesday, July 12.
However, the Eid holiday might be extended to 10 days if the Cabinet decided to prolong it until Sunday, July 17 as was the case during Eid Al Fitr when the cabinet approved a weeklong holiday instead of five days.