An announcement by the Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia has announced that the holy Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated on July 31 (Friday). After a meeting of the moon sighting committee on Monday (July 20), it was informed that the moon of the month of Zilhaj was not seen anywhere on that day. As a result, the 30th or last day of the 11th month of the Arabic calendar will be on Tuesday. And next Wednesday (July 22) will start the end of the year and the holy month of Hajj Zilhaj, according to the country's Arab media.
Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated on the tenth day of this month and as a formality of Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
Zilhaj is the 12th and last month of the Arabic lunar calendar. Every year during this month, millions of Muslims around the world perform the holy Hajj in the two holy cities of Saudi Arabia, Mecca and Medina, through various ceremonies. However, due to the coronavirus epidemic, restrictions have been imposed on Hajj this year. This year, tens of thousands of people from different countries in Saudi Arabia alone are getting the opportunity to perform Hajj.
The moon sighting committee of Saudi Arabia said on Monday that the moon of the month of Zilhaj will be clearly visible in the country after sunset on Tuesday. This means that this year's Hajj season will start from July 22 (Wednesday). As such, this time Arafat Day will be celebrated on July 30 (Thursday). On this day, the pilgrims will gather at Arafat Maidan in the city of Mecca for the purpose of performing the holy Hajj. The next day, Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated in the country.
Usually one day after Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated in different countries of the Middle East including Saudi Arabia, this festival is celebrated by one of the Muslims in Bangladesh. The National Moon Sighting Committee of Bangladesh will meet on Tuesday (July 21) to set a date for the festival, which depends on moon sighting. The meeting will be held at 6:15 pm (after Maghrib) at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque to review the news of the sighting of the moon and take a decision on the matter.