Rabat- The Ministry of Islamic Affairs has confirmed that Morocco will celebrate Eid Al Adha on Wednesday, August 22.
The astronomer and researcher Abdelaziz Khabrouch Al Ifrani’s Eid Al Adha predictions for Morocco World News were correct, similar to his predictions for the first day of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr.
A communique from the ministry announced on Monday that Morocco observed the crescent of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah on the evening of August 12, making the first day of the month Monday, August 13.
The Islamic world celebrates Eid Al Adha, the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated by Muslims worldwide, on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah (the month of pilgrimage) in which the Hajj (pilgrimage) takes place.
On Eid, after Muslims perform the morning Eid prayers, families either hire a butcher to slaughter a sheep or goat, or the oldest male in the family proceeds to make the sacrifice.
Other Islamic holidays include Eid al-Fitr marking the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting, and Eid al-Mawlid commemorating the birth of the Prophet Mohammed peace be upon him.