1997 News Story

Eid Al-Adha 1417 announced

The Royal Court announced today that the Standing at Mount Arafat during the Hajj pilgrimage will be on Wednesday, April 16, and that Eid Al-Adha will be the following day, Thursday, April 17. The announcement quoted a statement by the Supreme Judiciary Council that a number of people had testified to seeing the crescent of the new month last night, which means that today, Tuesday April 8, is the first day of the month of Zul Hijjah for the year of 1417 H.