The Expected Date of Eidul Adha 1438

The Astronomical New Moon is on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 18:30 UT. Wednesday, August 23, 2017, is expected to be the 1st day of Dhul Hijjah 1438. The day of Arafah – the main day of Hajj – is expected to be on Thursday, August 31, 2017, and so the Eidul Adha 1438 is expected on Friday, September 1, 2017.

Following its adopted current criteria for Eidul Adha, the Fiqh Council of North America announces that the final determination of the date of Eidul Adha will be contingent on the announcement by the Hajj authorities in Makkah of the day of ‘Arafah, and Eidul Adha will be on the day following the day of Arafah.