18 Jun, 21:53 (IST)

The moon has been sighted in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, the Islamic month of Dhul Qadah ends and Dhul Hijjah 1444 month commences. Accordingly, the day of Arafah shall fall on June 27 and Eid al-Adha 2023 in Saudi Arabia will be celebrated on June 28.

18 Jun, 21:37 (IST)

The Dhul Hijjah moon was sighted in Saudi Arabia today. Accordingly, Dhul Hijjah month will start on June 19, and Eid al-Adha 2023 shall fall on June 28.Dhul Hijjah Crescent Sighted in KSA

18 Jun, 20:49 (IST)

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Crescent Observation Committees are in the final stages of preparation to examine and verify the sighting of the crescent moon for the month of Dhul Hijjah in 11 designated locations.Preparations Underway to Sight Dhul Hijjah Crescent:

18 Jun, 20:37 (IST)

Muslims in Saudi Arabia will try to sight the moon today. The final announcement on whether the Dhul Hijjah moon has been sighted is expected after Maghrib prayers. Accordingly, Eid al-Adha 2023 date will be decided. Stay here for the Eid al-Adha 2023 moon sighting live news updates.  

Riyadh, June 18: Muslims in Saudi Arabia will try to see the moon today, sighting of which will mark the beginning of Dhul Hijjah 1444 month, the last month of the Islamic calendar. The moon sighting for Dhul Hijjah assumes extra significance as it will also decide Eid al-Adha 2023 date in Saudi Arabia. LatestLY will provide live news updates on the Eid al-Adha 2023 moon sighting in Saudi Arabia and Bakra Eid 2023 date. For those who don't know, Eid al-Adha is also known as Bakra Eid or Bakrid or Eid Ul Azha.

The Islamic calendar, also known as the Hijri calendar, is a lunar calendar. This means that it is based on the cycles of the moon. Each month in the Islamic calendar begins with the sighting of the new moon. Muslims or moon sighting committees gather on the 29th evening of each month and see if the moon is visible. If the moon is sighted, the ongoing month ends and a new month begins. In case the moon is not sighted, a new month starts after the ongoing month completes 30 days. Eid al-Adha 2023 Date in India: Dhul Hijjah Moon Sighting on June 19 To Decide Bakra Eid Date.

Today marks the 29th day of Dhul Qadah month in Saudi Arabia. Hence, if the moon is sighted today, Dhul Qadah month shall culminate and Dhul Hijjah 1444 month shall begin from tomorrow, i.e. June 19. If the moon is not sighted, Dhul Qadah month shall complete 30 days on June 19. In this case, Dhul Hijjah shall commence from June 20. Eid al-Adha 2023 Mehndi Designs: Easy Arabic Mehandi Designs and Beautiful Henna Patterns to Celebrate the Festival of Bakrid (Watch Videos).

Eid al-Adha 2023 Date in Saudi Arabia:

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha on the 10th day of Dhul Hijjah month. So, if the Dhul Hijjah month starts from June 19, Eid al-Adha 2023 shall fall on June 28. If the Dhul Hijjah month commences from June 20, Muslims will celebrate Bakra Eid or Bakrid in Saudi Arabia on June 29. Stay here with us to get live news updates on the Eid al-Adha moon sighting in Saudi Arabia and Bakra Eid 2023 date.