The UK’s Official Eid Celebration Committee, are pleased to announce that we have received the following update: The Saudi official moon sighting team have reported a negative sighting hence completing 30 days of Dhul Qi’dah. EID + Day Of Arafah is now Confirmed.
Note the following dates:
1st Dhul Hijjah: Wednesday 23rd August
8th Dhul Hijjah/Start of Hajj: Wednesday 30th August.
Day of Arafah (Yawm ul Istighfar or Yawm ur Rahmah): Thursday 31st August
Eid al-Adha / Yaum an-Nahr: Friday 1st September
The first ten days of the month of Dhul Hijjah are great in virtue and it is from the Sunnah to increase in worship and good deeds; especially fasting on the Day of Arafah.