1999 News Story

Crescent of New Month Observed (Hajj 1419)

The Royal Court announced today that according to the supreme judicial council the crescent moon of the lunar month of Dhu Al-Hajjah was sighted yesterday evening from different locations in the Kingdom. Today, Thursday, March 18, is therefore the first day of the month of Dhu Al-Hajjah in accordance with the Um Al-Qu'ra calendar. The Day of Standing at Arafat will be on Friday, March 26 (Dhu Al-Hajjah 9) and the Eid Al-Adha will be on Saturday, March 27 (Dhu Al-Hajjah 10).