It has been officially announced by the Saudi Government that Eid ul Adha will be celebrated on 4th October, 2014 on Saturday. Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday the Muslim Eid al-Adha would fall on Saturday, Oct. 4.

Eid al-Adha is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) to follow Allah’s (God’s) command to sacrifice his son Ishmael. Muslims around the world observe this event.

In the lunar Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of the month of Zil Hijj, which Saudi authorities announced would begin on Thursday.

Worshippers greet each other after attending prayers at a Sunni mosque on the first day of Eid-al-Adha in Baghdad

Eid al-Adha marks the end of hajj, a religious pilgrimage undertaken by millions of Muslims each year to Makkah in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi authorities also announced that the Day of Arafa, the most important day of hajj, would fall on Oct. 3.

Source: Al-Arabia

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