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Eid al Adha 2015: Moon not sighted in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Moon sighting Committee which met today has announced that Eid al Adha will fall on Thursday September 24, TheNewsTribe.com learnt from Arab media.

Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday that Eid al-Adha, one of two important religious holidays observed by Muslims around the world, will start on Thursday, September 24, a day earlier than expected.

The announcement was made after the kingdom’s official moon-sighting body watched for the Dhul Hijjah crescent, which is the twelfth and final month in the Islamic calendar.

The Islamic lunar calendar depends on sightings of the moon – a practice which can at times prove difficult.