ISLAMABAD –The Eid al-Adha 2017 is most likely to fall on Saturday, September 2, 2017 in Pakistan, so the Eid al-Adha 2017 holidays likely to be on Sep 2 to 4.
September 2 is expected to be the first day of Eid al-Adha, but will be further confirmed after moon sighting on August 22 as announced by the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee.
According to another report published by the PakistanTribe.com, Met Department of Pakistan suggest that there are fair chances of moon sighting on August 22 in the coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan.
The report suggests that Jivani, Khuzdar, Turbat and Dalbadeen are the areas with high chances of moon sighting.
As per the official announcement, the central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet in Karachi under Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman on August 22.
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Members of various district committees would meet at their respective offices for sighting the Eid crescent.
The final decision will later be announced by committee chairman Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman.
How Eid Day Could be Calculated
In the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha begins on the 10th day of the Dhu al-Hijjah or Dhu’l-Hijjah (11th month of Islamic Calender) lunar month; the actual date for Eid will be confirmed after moon sighting on Monday, August 22, the 29th day of the previous (Zeeqad, Dhu’l-Qi’dah, Dhu’l-Qa’dah, or alternatively Zulqida) lunar month.
If the moon is seen on Wednesday, August 21, the Eid al-Adha will be 10 days later on Friday, September 1. Otherwise, the lunar month carries on to 30 days, and Eid al-Adha will be celebrated on Saturday, September 2.
Though it will be confirmed after the Eid day announcemnt but as per previous routine it is expected that September 1-3 (Friday to Sunday) or September 2-4 (Saturday to Monday) will be Eid holidays.