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Holy Eid al-Adha on Aug 12!  

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:58 PM, 9 June 2019   Updated: 07:16 PM, 9 June 2019

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In the Middle East countries, the moon of Zil-Hajj can be seen on August 1. As it is, Eid al-Adha may celebrate on August 11. 

International Astronomical Center (IAC) of Abu Dhabi informed this. 

Mainly, the Eid al-Adha is celebrating the Southeast Asian countries including Bangladesh in next day of celebrating the Eid in Middle East countries. As it is, Eid al-Adha in Bangladesh can be celebrated on August 12.   

“This year, there will be no problem showing Zil-Hajj’s moon,” told IAC director Md. Shawkat to UAE-based news agency Khaleej Times adding, “The moon can easily be seen in the Arab countries.”  

Like every year, Saudi Arabia will announce the sight of the moon of Zil-Hajj. Other Muslim countries will start the Hajj season by approving the moon sight.

The mooon of Zil-Hajj can be seen on August 1 in most parts of the Middle East including Saudi Arabia, he also said. 

The same view gave the Arab Union for Space and Astronomical Science (AUSAS) member Ibrahim Al Jarwan. “It is expected that on August 1, the moon of Zil-Hajj will be seen and the Hajj season will start,” he said. 

Last year, the Zil-Hajj moon was observed in the Middle East on August 12 and Eid al-Adha was celebrated on  August 21. Eid al-Adha in Bangladesh was celebrated on August 22.