Eid-ul-Azha likely to fall on Aug 22: Met office

August 10, 2018

LAHORE: The Pakistan Meteorological Department has predicted that Eid-ul-Azha will fall on August 22, Wednesday.

There is a good chance of sighting the Zil-Hajj moon on August 12, the Met Office said.

The Zil-Hajj moon “will be born on Saturday afternoon” and will be visible on Sunday evening, it added.

In Saudi Arabia, it is likely that the month of Zil-Hajj will begin on Sunday and Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated on August 21.

Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated on the 10th day of Zil-Hajj  which is the last month of the Islamic calendar and marks the start of the Hajj pilgrimage.

Eid-ul-Azha commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s (A.S.) willingness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. INP