Saudi Arabia announces Eid al-Adha to be celebrated on Oct. 15

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Saudi Arabia has announced that the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha will be observed on Tuesday Oct. 15.

Experts gathered to sight the moon in order to ascertain the exact date of the Eid al-Adha celebration as the Islamic calendar is lunar-based.

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In the lunar Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijjah.

The Eid al-Adha celebration marks the end of hajj, a religious pilgrimage undertaken by millions of Muslims each year.

The day of Arafat, labeled the most important day of the pilgrimage, will land on Oct. 14, according to Saudi Arabia’s announcement.

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