Eid Al-Adha in the UAE astronomically June 28
The projected date of Eid Al-Adha was Wednesday, June 28th, according to Ibrahim Al-Jarwan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Astronomy Society and a member of the Arab Federation for Astronomy and Space Sciences.
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According to Ibrahim Al-Jarwan, the new crescent for the month of Dhu al-Hijjah appeared above the western horizon at a height of five degrees at 8:37 a.m. (UAE time) on Sunday, June 18; at sunset on the same day, the crescent will be 10:33 hours old. Nearly 30 minutes.
According to astronomical calculations, he continued, Dhu al-Hijjah will begin on Monday, June 19, the day of Arafah will be on Tuesday, June 27, and Eid al-Adha will be on Wednesday, June 28.
According to Al-Jarwan, Monday, June 19 is expected to be the first of Dhu al-Hijjah there because the feelings in Saudi Arabia and most countries will take what the inhabitants of the sanctuary decide on as a date for the rituals.
Eid Al-Adha in the UAE
He explained that because the moon is born at 8:37 in the morning, its age at sunset is less than 12 hours, making it difficult to observe the crescent, and that an agreement to enter the new month is more likely if the moon's age at sunset is greater than 15 hours. However, if the moon was not born before sunset or set before sunset, it is agreed that the new month will not begin.
In 2019, the Council of Ministers adopted a decision specifying official holidays in the government sector and granting the private sector similar official holidays, according to the Emirates Digital Government Portal. This was done to improve communication and balance between the two sectors, as well as to aid the national economy in its many different forms.
Even though Islamic holidays depend on the sighting of the crescent, and their Gregorian dates may vary according to the vision, she indicated that the stand of Arafah and Eid al-Adha would be four days from 9-12 Dhu al-Hijjah 1444 within the list of official holidays approved by the UAE government for the year 2023, and included the public and private sectors.