Eid al-Adha holiday to begin Sunday, Nov 6

Moon Sighting Committee says crescent moon indicates date for Eid al-Adha celebration
The annual celebration of Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of the 12th and final Islamic month
By Elizabeth Broomhall
Wed 26 Oct 2011 01:17 PM

The first day of the
Eid al-Adha holiday is likely to be Sunday, Nov 6, the Dubai-based Islamic Crescent Observation
Project said on Wednesday.

The group forecast
that the Friday, Oct 28 would be the first day of the Dhu al-Hijjah month, state
news agency WAM reported.

The annual celebration of Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day
of the 12th and final Islamic month – Dhu al-Hijjah. During the ‘festival of
sacrifice’, Muslims honour the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH) to
sacrifice everything for his religion, including his own son Ismael.

The celebration last year fell on Monday, Nov 15 and was marked
by a four-day holiday for public sector employees in the UAE. Staff in the
private sector received a three-day holiday.

No government confirmation has been given for next month’s
dates.   

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