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Tuesday 22 August 2017

Morocco to Celebrate Eid Al-Adha on September 1st

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Morocco to Celebrate Eid Al-Adha on September 1st

Morocco will celebrate Eid Al Adha (the Festival of Sacrifice) on September 1st, which coincides with the 10th day of the Islamic month of Dhu Hijja, the ministry of endowments and Islamic Affairs said.

In a statement, the ministry in charge of sighting the crescent said that the month of Dhu Hijja of hegira year 1438 was sighted on Tuesday (Aug. 22) and consequently Eid Adha will be celebrated on Dhu Hijja 10 corresponding to Sept. 1, 2017.

Eid Al Adha signals the completion of the Hajj (pilgrimage), the fifth pillar of Islam.

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