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Saudi authorities confirm August 11 as first day of Eid Al Adha

In the UAE, Eid Al Adha holidays have been announced as August 10 to August 13

Saudi authorities confirm August 11 as first day of Eid Al Adha

Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has announced that Sunday, August 11, will be the first of Eid Al Adha.

According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the Dhu Al Hijja moon was sighted on Thursday and verified by regional courts and witnesses in various parts of the country.

Earlier, Oman has announced that Monday August 12 will be the first day of Eid Al Adha.

The first day of Eid Al Adha always falls on the 10th day of Dhu Al Hijja and one day after Arafat Day, in which thousands of pilgrims ascend Mount Arafat on the second day of a five-day Hajj ritual.

In the UAE, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources announced that public and private sector employees in the country will be on holiday between August 10 and August 13.