Bangladesh to announce the date of Eid-ul-Azha on Thursday

The government is set to announce the date of this year's Eid-ul-Azha on Jun 30.

Published : 29 June 2022, 05:36 AM
Updated : 29 June 2022, 05:36 AM

A committee will meet at Baitul Mukarram on Thursday to make a decision based on the sighting of the moon for the month of Zil Hajj, said Shaila Sharmin, a spokesperson for the Islamic Foundation.

Eid-ul-Azha is traditionally celebrated on the tenth day of Zil Hajj, the final month in the Arabic calendar. Eid-ul-Azha is the second biggest festival for Muslims after Eid-ul-Fitr. Muslims typically sacrifice animals to mark the day.

If the moon is spotted on Thursday, the month of Zil Hajj will be deemed to start on Jul 1 and accordingly, Eid will be observed on Jul 10 in Bangladesh. Otherwise, Eid will be held on Jul 11.

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