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Egypt announces first date of Eid al-Adha 2023

The Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah is expected to start on Monday, the International Astronomical Center announced.

“Most countries of the Islamic world will investigate the crescent of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah on Sunday, June 18, 2023 CE, corresponding to Dhu al-Qi’dah 29, 1444 AH,” the center announced in a statement on its official page.

“On that day, seeing the crescent is possible with difficulty using telescopes from the center and west of the Islamic world, and therefore Monday, June 19, is expected to be the first day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah in many countries,” the statement added.

The National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG) expected that Tuesday, June 27, will be the Day of Arafa, and Wednesday, June 28, the first day of Eid al-Adha.

According to the NRIAG, the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, where many Muslims fast starts Monday.

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