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The first day of Eid-ul-Azha would fall on July 9 in Saudi Arabia after the crescent moon was sighted at the Tamir observatory, reports Al Arabiya English.
The five-day sacrifice festival is observed by Muslims during the lunar month of Zilhajj, which starts on June 30 and is also the Hajj pilgrimage month.
According to an announcement from the Saudi Supreme Court, Hajj will begin on July 6 and last through July 10, with Arafat Day coming on July 8, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Muslims buy sheep and goats to slaughter and then give to the poor as a way of celebrating Eid-ul-Azha.
The religious festival marks the end of hajj and commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on Allah’s will.
Prophet Ibrahim was eventually given a lamb to sacrifice. So, Muslims perpetuate the tradition by slaughtering a lamb or a cow and sharing the meat with people in need.
– With The Daily Star input