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!

Awaited! Eid al-Adha 2017 (1438) moon sighting Reports - 23rd August 2017


Eid al-Adha 2017 (1438) moon sighting reports - makkahcalendar.org As can be seen from the visibility curve, most part of the world is either in Green or Blue zone. We expect positive moon sighting reports from most countries of the world. We will publish them on our website as well as social media pages as soon as we receive them.

Eid al-Adha Mubarak to all!









LIVE! Crescent Sighting Reports - 23rd August 2017


Afghanistan:

1. Engr M Ibrahim Mayar from Kabul - Seen

MCW member Engr M Ibrahim Mayar from Kabul reported: Today ,Wednesday 23 of August 2017 from 6:56 to 7:20 pm local time ,I could see the Zulheja Helal with naked eyes ,the elevation was about 4 degree above horizon, beside that the west sky of Kabul was rather hazy.
Source: Moonsighting

Egypt:

1. Dr Hisham M. Hamed from Cairo - Seen

MCW member Dr Hisham M. Hamed from Cairo reported: I was at the Shooting club, Giza, (30.045N, 31.2E), this afternoon, Wed, August, 23rd. I began my observation attempt at 18:20 (UT+2). Within 30 seconds, the Hilal of Dhi'lHijjah appeared. The horns were at 3 o'clock and 6 o'clock respectively. Sunset was at 18:28 (UT+2). It grew steadily more apparent. Sunset was at 18:28. After Maghreb prayers, at 18:50 the horns were at 2:30 and 6:30 o'clock respectively. No optics were required.  Source: Moonsighting

Fiji Islands:

1. Mr Muhammed Shamim Ali, Executive Education Officer, Fiji Muslim League - Seen

Mr Muhammed Shamim Ali, Executive Education Officer, Fiji Muslim League reported: New moon for Zill Hajj 1438H was sighted in Fiji on 23rd of August.  Source: Moonsighting

Ghana:

1. Mr Malik Salifu Shaban from Garu Bawku - Seen

MCW member Mr Malik Salifu Shaban from Garu Bawku reported: The moon for zul Hijja was seen today 23rd August 2017 in Garu in the upper East Region of Ghana at 6:15 pm local time. I and every person in town saw the moon which was high and clear above the horizon.  Source: Moonsighting

India:

1. Mr Yusuf Idara from New Delhi - Not Seen (Cloudy):

MCW member Mr Yusuf Idara from New Delhi reported: Today Wednesday 23-August-2017 = 29-Dhu al-Qa‘dah-1438 Hijri. I tried to see the moon at my home from 06:50 pm to 07:20 pm but the moon was not sighted because horizon was too cloudy but In Sha Allah 1st Dhul-Hijjah wil be 24th of August 2017 according by the local newspaper of india  Source: Moonsighting

Indonesia:

1. Mr Ahmad I. Adjie from Bengkulu, Sumatera - Seen

MCW member Mr Ahmad I. Adjie from Bengkulu, Sumatera reported: On August 23, the Hilal was easily seen by naked eye in all places which had a clear view or partially obstructed view, throughout Indonesia. In Bengkulu it was CLEAR WITH A BIT OF HAZE near the Horizon. Therefore, for those who follow by naked eye reports, 1st Zulhijja starts tonight and tomorrow until Maghrib. 1 Zulhijja = 24 August.  Source: Moonsighting

New Zealand:

1. Dr Wajid Hussain from Palmerston North - Seen

MCW member Dr Wajid Hussain from Palmerston North reported: Hilal committee of the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand has Announced the sighting of the moon of Dul Hajjah today (23 August 2017).  Source: Moonsighting

Eid al-Adha 2017 (1438) moon sighting Reports - 22nd August 2017


Eid al-Adha 2017 (1438) moon sighting reports - makkahcalendar.org Dhul-Hijjah crescent visibility is expected today, 22nd August in most countries of North, Central and South America, as well as in Africa of the world as shown in the visibility curve below. Dhul-Hijjah starts tomorrow, 23rd August in all countries of the world and Eid al-Adha is on Friday, 1st September 2017 in all countries of the world. Eid Mubarak to all!









LIVE! Crescent Sighting Reports - 22nd August 2017


22 August 2017 at 19:41 local time (UTC-3):

We are pleased to share with you that we have just received photographs of the new moon taken yesterday, 22nd August 2017 evening at Salta, Argentina by Elvio Alanis.

Eid Mubarak to All!


Dhul-Hijjah-1438 Crecent Photo-1 Dhul-Hijjah-1438 Crescent Photo-2

Australia:

1. Imam Abul Qasim Rizvi, Imam Juma Melbourne - Not Seen

MCW member Imam Abul Qasim Rizvi, Imam Juma Melbourne reported: On August 22, the crescent moon was not sighted anywhere in Australia, therefore. Inshallah tomorrow 23rd August Wednesday will be the 30th of Dhulqa'da and 24th August, Thursday will be the First Of Dhul-hijjah 1438 AH.
Source: Moonsighting

2. Engr Manzoor A Mian from Melbourne, VIC - Not Seen

MCW member Engr Manzoor A Mian from Melbourne, VIC reported: The Crescent moon was not sighted in Melbourne and any where in Australia today 22/8/17 Tuesday.
Source: Moonsighting

3. Dr Shabbir Ahmed, President of Qubaa association of Western Sydney, NSW - Not Seen

MCW member Dr Shabbir Ahmed, President of Qubaa association of Western Sydney, NSW reported: The Hilal of Dhul-Hijjah has not been sighted anywhere in Australia on Tuesday, 22nd of August 2017. Therefore Moonsighting Australia has declared that the month of Dhul-Hijjah 1438 will start from Thursday, the 24th of August 2017.
Source: Moonsighting

4. Mr. Taymour Nabulsi from Melbourne City in Victoria State - Not Seen

ICOP member Mr. Taymour Nabulsi from Melbourne City in Victoria State mentioned that the sky was totally cloudy, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Source: ICOP

Afghanistan:

1. Engr M Ibrahim Mayar from Kabul - Not Seen

MCW member Engr M Ibrahim Mayar from Kabul reported: I, today the evening 22 of August 2017, Tuesday just upon local sunset tried in vain to see Zulheja Helal on Kabul city horizon, even with a pair of binaculars of 10x50. However, the sky to the west of Kabul city was somewhat hazy. Therefore, tomorrow Wednessday 23 of August will be Inshalah, the 30th of Zulquadah and Thursday 24th of August will be the first of Zulheja.
Source: Moonsighting

Barbados:

1. Mr Mohammed Patel from Bridgetown - Seen

MCW member Mr Mohammed Patel from Bridgetown reported: Mohammed Patel reporting from Jama Masjid in Bridgetown, Barbados for today, Tuesday,22nd August, 2017. Crescent SEEN at approximately 6:45 p.m. local time.Therefore we had 29 days of Dhul-Qi'dah. Insha'Allah, the 1st of Dhul-Hijjah will be on Wednesday 23rd August, 2017.
Source: Moonsighting

Egypt:

1. Dr Hisham M. Hamed from Cairo - Not Seen

MCW member Dr Hisham M. Hamed from Cairo reported: From Giza (30.0N, 31.2E) Egypt, Aug 22nd, Crescent NOT seen. I started my attempt to observe the new crescent, in vain of course, at 18:50, just after Maghrib prayers. Local sunset was at 18:30. The Arc of vision was less than 8 degrees. I could not see it, not even with my 8x50 binoculars. For the record, at 5 degrees of solar depression, the sub-solar limb of the moon would have been more than 3 mag/arcsec^2 below the threshold for point source visibility, for otherwise excellent weather. And the weather wasn't excellent
Source: Moonsighting

Guyana:

1. Mr Fazal Mahmood from Corriverton, Berbice - Seen

MCW member Mr Fazal Mahmood from Corriverton, Berbice reported: On August 22, the moon was sighted in Corriverton after Magrib Salaah. The sky was clear and the moon was high so everyone could see it who look. We the brothers of Skeldon and nearby Jamaah saw it. The Central Moon Sighting Committee of Guyana (CMSCG) has declared the 1st of ZHUL HIJJAH 1438AH to be on Wednesday, August 23, 2017.
Source: Moonsighting

Indonesia:

1. Mr Ahmad I. Adjie from Bandung - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Ahmad I. Adjie from Bandung reported: On August 22, 2017 (Tuesday) THE MOON WAS NOT SEEN BY NAKED EYE in Bengkulu, Sumatera. Further, The HILAL for Dzulhijja 1438 was NOT SEEN by myself and two others, at Tapak Paderi Beach in Bengkulu. The horizon had light clouds and a little haze but had many cracks in between them so the HILAL should be able to be have been seen. There are a couple of Hilal look-alikes but as it was moving sideways we quickly determined it was only the Sun's reflection onto a moving cloud that was far away. However, elsewhere in Indonesia, others have reported the Hilal as SEEN BY TELESCOPE, which was possible.
Source: Moonsighting

2. Mr AR Sugeng Riyadi from Sukuh Hill Karanganyar, Surakarta Central Java - Not Seen but Officially Announced:

MCW member Mr AR Sugeng Riyadi from Sukuh Hill Karanganyar, Surakarta Central Java reported: The Hilal of Dzulhijjah 1438 AH was NOT SIGHTED on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 from Sukuh Hill Karanganyar Central Java Indonesia. The west horizon was hazy and the hilal position was covered by thick clouds. This event was attended by Mayor and Vice Mayor of Karanganyar District, Team of Gara-Syariah Ministry of Religious Affairs of Karanganyar and more than 100 moslem, Team of CASA, Solo Astro Clubà Obs. Special thanks to mr. Ichsan Sani, mr. Muchlas and mr. Joko. However, The Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia in the Sidang Isbath decided that Dzulhijjah 1st, 1438 A.H starts on Wednesday, August 23, 2017.
Source: Moonsighting

3. Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi from Surakarta City in Central Java State - Seen

ICOP member Mr. AR Sugeng Riyadi from Surakarta City in Central Java State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was clear, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was not seen by telescope, the crescent was seen by CCD Imaging
Source: ICOP

Iran:

1. Mr. Hossein Janghorbani from Shahreza City in Isfahan State - Seen

ICOP member Mr. Hossein Janghorbani from Shahreza City in Isfahan State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Source: ICOP

Lebanon:

1. Mr Moussa Khalife - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Moussa Khalife reported: Today is Tuesday 22 of August 2017 the moon was not sighted in Lebanon, the weather was cloudy and we had no chance at all to see the crescent.
Source: Moonsighting

Libya:

1. Eng. Mohamed Mogerby from طرابلس City in المدينة State - Seen

ICOP member Eng. Mohamed Mogerby from طرابلس City in المدينة State mentioned that the sky was clear, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was seen by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was not seen by telescope, the crescent was seen by CCD Imaging
Source: ICOP

Morocco:

1. Dr. Hassan Talibi from الصويرة City in الصويرة State - Not Seen

ICOP member Dr. Hassan Talibi from الصويرة City in الصويرة State mentioned that the sky was totally cloudy, the atmospheric condition was very hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Source: ICOP

2. Mr. Walid Fedi from taourirt City in taourirt State - Not Seen

ICOP member Mr. Walid Fedi from taourirt City in taourirt State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not sought by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Source: ICOP

Namibia:

1. Mr Moussa Khalife - Seen

Mr Ahmed Mohamed Barakah from Windhoek reported: Following reports of moon-sighting in "WINDHOEK" The "NAMIBIA ISLAMIC ASSOCIATION" has determined that, "1st Dhul-Hijjah 1438", shall be on Wednesday, 23rd August 2017.
Source: Moonsighting

Nigeria:

1. Mr Jinadu Yunusa from Kisi, Oyo State - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Jinadu Yunusa from Kisi, Oyo State reported: I tried to sight the new crescent of Dul- Hijja today Tuesday, 22/08/2017 (29/11/1438) I couldn't see it due to CLOUDY WEATHER. Sunset: 6:55pm LT. Duration: 30 minutes: Period: Between 7:15pm LT- 7:45pm LT. Meanwhile, Sahudi has already declared tomorrow Wed. 23/08/17 as the 1st day of Month of Dhul-Hijjah 1438.
Source: Moonsighting

2. Mr. Simwal Jibril from Kaduna City in Kaduna State - Not Seen

ICOP member Mr. Simwal Jibril from Kaduna City in Kaduna State mentioned that the sky was totally cloudy, the atmospheric condition was very hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Source: ICOP

Oman:

1. Prof. Mohammed Al-Bussaidi from مرصد الفليج City in مسقط State - Seen

ICOP member Prof. Mohammed Al-Bussaidi from مرصد الفليج City in مسقط State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was not seen by telescope, the crescent was seen by CCD Imaging
Source: ICOP

Saudi Arabia:

1. Eng. Qamar Uddin from Makkah City in Makkah Province State - Not Seen

ICOP member Eng. Qamar Uddin from Makkah City in Makkah Province State mentioned that the sky was totally cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Source: ICOP

2. Mr. Turki Alamri from Almadina City in Sewerqia State - Seen

ICOP member Mr. Turki Alamri from Almadina City in Sewerqia State mentioned that the sky was totally cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not sought by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was seen by CCD Imaging
Source: ICOP

South Africa:

1. Mr Rashid Motala from Durban - Seen

MCW member Mr Rashid Motala from Durban reported: On the evening of Tuesday 22nd August 2017, the Hilaal WAS sighted in South Africa, at many locations.
Source: Moonsighting

2. Dr Abdurrazak Ebrahim from Cape Town - Seen

MCW member Dr Abdurrazak Ebrahim from Cape Town reported: The Dhul-Hijjah Hilaal was sighted by naked-eye this Tuesday evening (22/8/17) from the Johannesburg area.
Source: Moonsighting

Spain:

1. Mr Gabriel Jairodín Riaza from Madrid - Announced

MCW member Mr Gabriel Jairodín Riaza from Madrid reported: Islamic Commission of Spain, announces that Wednesday, 23 August, is the first day of the month of Dhul-Hijjah 1438.
Source: Moonsighting

Sri Lanka:

1. Mr Abdurrrahman Razeen from Colombo - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Abdurrrahman Razeen from Colombo reported: To avoid erroneous, Hilaal sighting groups was arranged right round the country. Negative reports received CGM as it was cloudy right round Srilanka. Hence the Hilaal Committee conference at CGM which comprises CGM Trustees,CGM Hilaal Committee,ACJU Hilaal Committee,representatives of MRCA and Hanafi Jumuah Masjid decided under the leadership of the CGMH Committee president Moulana Abdul Hameed (Bahji) along with ACJU and MRCA to complete the proceeding month as 30 days and start the month of Dhui-Hijjah on 24-8-2017CE.
Source: Moonsighting

2. Mr Nular Bary from Colombo - Not Seen

MCW member Mr Nular Bary from Colombo reported: Today 29th of Dul-Qi'dah 1438 (22/08/2017) evening the new Moon of Dhul Hijah was not sighted any where in the country today So we'll start the month of Dhul Hajiah on 24th August, 2017 (Thursday) in Sri Lanka.
Source: Moonsighting

3. Mr. Abdul Rahman Razeen from Colombo04 City in Western province State - Not Seen

ICOP member Mr. Abdul Rahman Razeen from Colombo04 City in Western province State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not seen by naked eye, the crescent was not sought by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Source: ICOP

Tanzania:

1. Mr Hamza Rijal from Tiny Island of Zanzibar - Not Seen but Officially declared:

MCW member Mr Hamza Rijal from Tiny Island of Zanzibar reported: I couldn't sighted the Hilal for Dhul-Hijja; however Mufty office of the tiny Island of Zanzibar has been declared that the Hilal for Dhul-Hijja has been sighted, consequently the month of Dhul-Hijja 1438 AH commences here on Wednesday 23rd of August 2017.
Source: Moonsighting

Trinidad and Tobago:

1. Mr Umar Abdullah from Bon Accord, Tobago - Seen

MCW member Mr Umar Abdullah from Bon Accord, Tobago reported: The crescent moon to commence the month of Dhul-Hijjah 1438 AH was looked for after the sunset of Tuesday 22nd August 2017. Reports from all committees locally and regional confirm that the moon was SIGHTED. We have accepted these reports and has declared that the month of Qa'dah 1438 AH has completed 29 days and the 1st night of Dhul-Hijjah 1438 AH is the night of Tuesday 22nd August 2017, and the first day of Dhul-Hijjah 1438 AH is the day of Wednesday 23th August 2017.
Source: Moonsighting

UK:

1. Wifaqul Ulama Administrator - Not Seen in UK: but Seen in Morrocco:

MCW member Wifaqul Ulama Administrator reported: Moon was not sighted anywhere in Britain. However, moon was sighted in Morocco, our closest Muslim country. Wifaqul Ulama have therefore decided that after 29 days of Dhul-Qa'dah, the month of Dhul-Hijjah 1438 will begin from Wednesday, the 23rd of August 2017.
Source: Moonsighting

USA:

1. Dr Javad Torabinejad from Blacksburg VA - Not Seen

MCW member Dr Javad Torabinejad from Blacksburg VA reported: This evening (Tuesday, August 22, 2017), the crescent moon was not seen in Blacksburg, VA (Lat: 37° 15' 40" N, Lng: 80° 26' 56" W, and elevation: 646 meters). I arrived at my sighting location a few minutes before sunset (sunset: 8:04 pm EDT). Using binoculars, my friend and I started scanning the western horizon. The lower portion of the horizon was cloudy. We ended the session prior to moonset (moonset: 8:49 pm). At 8:15 pm, the temperature, dew point, relative humidity, and pressure were 79.2 F, 63.7 F, 59%, and 30.03 in, respectively.
Source: Moonsighting

2. Mr Al Aminour Rashid from Houston TX - Seen

MCW member Mr Al Aminour Rashid from Houston TX reported: Today, August 22, the Dhulhajj moon was easily seen from Houston.
Source: Moonsighting

3. Mr Mohamedraza H.Janmohamed from Sanford FL - Seen

MCW member Mr Mohamedraza H.Janmohamed from Sanford FL reported: The Moon-sighting Sub-committee wishes to inform the community that the new crescent for the month was sighted in Orlando, FL, as well as other cities of USA.
Source: Moonsighting

4. Mr Mohammed Yahya Shaikh from Anaheim CA - Seen

MCW member Mr Mohammed Yahya Shaikh from Anaheim CA reported: Allhamdillilah, On August 22, the moon for Dhul-Hijjah was seen in Anaheim CA, by naked eye at 7:43 PST and was visible past 8:00 PM PST. My uncles in Bellflower and Rosemead also sighted the hilal.
Source: Moonsighting

5. Mr Shahnoor Syed, On Behalf of Mahdavia Ruiyat e Hilal of Chicago IL - Seen

MCW member Mr Shahnoor Syed, On Behalf of Mahdavia Ruiyat e Hilal of Chicago IL reported: Hilal of Zul Hajj was Sighted at Multiple Locations in Mainland USA by our Shahideen on the 29th of Zul Qadah 1438H - Tuesday, August 22, 2017. 1st of Zul Hajj 1438H will be on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 in North America.
Source: Moonsighting

6. Dr. Javad Torabinejad from Blacksburg City in Virginia State - Not Seen

ICOP member Dr. Javad Torabinejad from Blacksburg City in Virginia State mentioned that the sky was partly cloudy, the atmospheric condition was hazy, the crescent was not sought by naked eye, the crescent was not seen by binocular, the crescent was not sought by telescope, the crescent was not sought by CCD Imaging
Source: ICOP

Zimbabwe:

1. Mr Ayub Mahomed from Harare - Seen

MCW member Mr Ayub Mahomed from Harare reported: On August 22, the moon was sighted in Zimbabwe. Tomorrow Wednesday, 23 August will be 1st Dhul-Hijjah Insh allah.
Source: Moonsighting


Sources:

MakkahCalendar - MakkahCalendar Website
ICOP - ICOP Website
Moonsighting - Moonsighting.com Website


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
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