Eid ul-Adha to be celebrated in Gulf on November 6
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Dubai, Oct 28: Eid ul-Adha will fall on November 6, authorities in Saudi Arabia have said.
A statement issued by the Saudi Higher Court said the new moon was sighted yesterday which corresponds to 29th of Zul Qaadah, the month preceding Zul Hijjah, a month in the Islamic calender that started today.
Eid ul-Adha, which is marked by millions converging in Makkah – Islam's holiest site – falls on the 10th day of this month.
Countries across the Gulf region generally follow Saudi Arabia's announcement in this regard and Eid across the region is likely to be celebrated on November 6.
However, the day of Eid will be decided by the local sighting of the moon.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 28 Oct 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 28 Oct 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 29 Oct 2011 00:00:00 IST
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