Hajj on Aug 31, Eid-ul-Azha in Saudi Arabia on Sept 1

Published:Thursday, 24 Aug 2017 05:08

Hajj on Aug 31, Eid-ul-Azha in Saudi Arabia on Sept 1

The month of Zilhajj in Islamic calendar started in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, which means the main ritual of the Hajj or pilgrimage to Makkah will fall on Aug 31, according to Saudi authorities.

 

The Saudi authorities said in a statement on Wednesday that Eid-ul-Azha would be celebrated on Sept 1, or 10th of Zilhajj.

 

According to Saudi authorities, 2.5 million Muslims from across the world are performing Hajj this year.

 

The pilgrims include around 120,000 from Bangladesh.

 

The Hajj will end on Sept 2.