When is Eid al-Adha 2009
Eid Al-Adha is a holiday at the end of the Hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca which is one of the greatest religious observance in Islam.
It falls on the 10th day of the lunar month of Zul-Hijja and is the concluding act of pilgrimage to Makkah. In commemoration of Abraham's faith, sheep, goats and camels are sacrificed to God, and the meat is distributed to the poor and needy.
Eid al-Adha is observed whether or not one is on pilgrimage.
What is the date for Eid Al-Adha in 2009?
Answer: Eid Al-Adha is expected to be on or around November 27, 2009.
The exact dates of Islamic holidays cannot be determined in advance, due to the nature of the Islamic lunar calendar. Estimates are based on expected visibility of the hilal (waxing crescent moon following a new moon) and may vary according to location.
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