We are very pleased to share with you that Dhul-Hijjah 2017 (1438) will begin on Wednesday, 23rd August in all countries of the world! Hence, the whole world will be able to celebrate Eid al Adha 2017 on Friday, 1st September 2017, Insha-Allah!
We invite you to take a look at the visibility curves for Dhul-Hijjah 2017 (1438). You will notice that the Dhul-Hijjah moon will be born very late on Monday, August 21 at 18:30 UTC. Hence, it will not be directly or indirectly visible in any part of the world. As there is no visibility of the crescent in any part of the world on 21st August, Dhul-Hijjah cannot start on 22nd August. We now invite you to see the visibility curve of 22nd August. As can be seen in the curve, on 22nd August, direct crescent visibility is possible in most countries of North, Central and South America, as well as in Africa. The countries where there is no direct visibility are covered by our concept of the extension of the zone of the visibility. Hence, Dhul-Hijjah 2017 can start on Wednesday, 23rd August in all countries of the world and the whole world will be able to celebrate Eid al Adha 2017 on the same day, 1st September 2017, Insha-Allah! The event is rare, and merits special notice.
We have published below an extensive list of countries arranged as per the Eid al Adha celebration date. Those who would like to get more details about why Eid al Adha 2017 can be celebrated on the same day in the whole world are requested to read our detailed introduction to the Islamic Calendar.
Since Dhul-Hijjah will start on 23rd August in Saudi Arabia, Wuquf Arafat will be on Thursday, 31st August.
Similarly, as for Ramadan and Eid al Fitr 2017, we will publish Eid al Adha 2017 (Dhul-Hijjah 1438) live moon sighting reports on our website and social media pages on 22nd August. We invite you to visit our site on 22nd August to get updates about crescent sighting.
We have already published the Islamic calendar for the Gregorian year 2018 and the Hijri calendar for 1439 for each country of the world. Please download them by clicking on this Islamic Calendar download page.
Please feel free to contact us by writing to us at [email protected] if anything is not clear or if you need further information.
We wish all our viewers Eid Mubarak in Advance!
Below is the list of countries where Eid al-Adha 2017 (1438) should be celebrated on 1st September 2017.