Eid Al Adha likely on September 1

 20 Aug 2017 - 0:30

Eid Al Adha likely on September 1
(file Photo) Eid Al Adha Festival at Souq Waqif

The Peninsula

According to astronomical calculations by Qatar Calendar House (QCH), the first day of Hijri month “Dhul - Hijja 1438H” will be on Wednesday and the first day of Eid Al Adha this year will be on September 1.

The new crescent of Hijri month “Dhul- Hijja 1438H” will born tomorrow 29 Dhul-Qa’da at 9:31pm. The time set of the moon will be 10 minutes before sunset over Doha sky.

It will be impossible to view the new crescent by astronomical telescopes or naked eye over Doha sky and all Arabic countries sky on this night; because it will bear after sunset time over Doha sky and most of Arabic and Islamic countries sky.

Consequently, the Hijri month “Dhul-Qa’da 1438 H” will be end on August 22, and the first of “Dhul- Hijja 1438H” will be on August 23. While Arafat day will be on August 31.

Eid Al Adha is always on the same day of the Hijri calendar (10th of Dhul- Hijja), while the date on the Gregorian calendar varies from year to year, where Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar while the Hijri calendar is a lunar calendar. This difference means Eid Al-Adha moves in the Gregorian calendar approximately 11 days every year.