Announcement

  • NEW!   Eid al-Adha 2017 / Aid El Kebir will be celebrated on Friday, 1st September 2017 in all countries of the world. Eid Mubarak to all! Kindly read our detailed Eid al-Adha 2017 announcement for more information.
  • NEW!   On this very auspicious day of Eid, we are very glad to release the country specific Hijri calendar 1439 as well as the Islamic Calendar 2018 in Gregorian format for the year 2018.

Eid al-Adha 2017 (1438)

Eid al-Adha 2017 date - makkahcalendar.org
Eid al-adha 2017-1438 - makkahcalendar.org

When is Eid al-Adha 2017 (1438)?


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!


FAQ regarding Eid al-Adha 2017

Eid al-Adha 2017 Announcement - makkahcalendar.org
[1] When should Dhul-Hijjah 2017 (1438) start?
Dhul-Hijjah 2017 should start on Wednesday, 23rd August, 2017 in all countries of the world.

[2] When will Wuquf Arafat / the major event of Hajj 2017 be celebrated?
Since Dhul-Hijjah in Saudi Arabia starts on 23rd August 2017, Wuquf Arafat, the 9th of Dhul-Hijjah / Hajj 2017 should be celebrated on Thursday, 31st August 2017.

[3] When is Eid al-Adha 2017 / Aid El Kebir 2017 (1438)?
Eid al-Adha 2017 / Aid El Kebir should be celebrated on Friday, 1st September 2017 in all countries of the world. Eid Mubarak to all!

[4] Can you describe the concept of Extended Visibility upon which your calculations are based in simple terms?
Our Eid al-Adha 2017 announcement and calculations are based on the concept of Extended Visibility that simply says.

"For any given country, the month will begin the next day if: [A] the new moon is born [B] the young moon is visible in the evening sky in the country, or [C] if it is visible somewhere to the west of the country before the Fajr prayer in the same country."

The concept of Extended Visibility and all our calculations and announcements are faithful to Sharia. Those interested in getting more details should read our Islamic Calendar Introduction.


Eid al-Adha 1438 country list


Below is the list of countries where Eid al-Adha 2017 (1438) should be celebrated on 1st September 2017.

AFRICA [54]

NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA [23]

S. AMERICA[12]

OCEANIA [15]

ASIA [50]

EUROPE [48]

AFRICA [54]

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central
    African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Djibouti
  • Democratic Republic
    of the Congo
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Republic
    of the Congo
  • Rwanda
  • Sao
    Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA [23]

  • Antigua and
    Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Saint Kitts and
    Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and
    Tobago
  • United States Of
    America

S. AMERICA [12]

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Guyana
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Suriname
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

OCEANIA [15]

  • Australia
  • Fiji
  • French Polynesia
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia
  • Nauru
  • New Zealand
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu

ASIA [50]

  • Afghanistan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • China(Eastern)
  • China(Western)
  • East Timor
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Myanmar(Burma)
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mongolia
  • Makkah/Saudi Arabia
  • Nepal
  • North Korea
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Russia(Central)
  • Russia(Eastern)
  • Russia(Western)
  • South Korea
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • United
    Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen

EUROPE [48]

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia
    and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kosovo
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Vatican City