Eid Al Adha 2017

Eid Al Adha to begin on September 1; long weekend in UAE?

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on August 21, 2017 | Last updated on August 21, 2017 at 02.36 pm

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August 23 will be the first day of Zul Hijjah, 1438.

The first day of Eid Al Adha will be September 1, 2017, the department of astronomy and space sciences at Kuwait Science Club has announced.

In a press release issued by the department, and quoted across Kuwaiti media, the department announced that Wednesday, August 23, will be the first day of Zul Hijjah, 1438.

Arafat Day, which falls on the ninth day of the Zul Hijjah month, will be observed on Thursday, August 31, while Eid Al Adha will be observed on September 1.

Last week, Saudi Arabia announced a 16-day holiday for Eid Al Adha, while UAE is yet to announce the dates. A three-day holiday is usually observed in the UAE for Eid Al Adha.

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