Morocco to celebrate Eid Al-Adha on Monday, Aug. 12

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Morocco will celebrate Eid Al Adha (the Festival of Sacrifice) on Monday, August 12, which coincides with the 10th day of the Islamic month of Dhu Hijja, the ministry of endowments and Islamic Affairs said.

In a statement, the ministry in charge of sighting the crescent said that the month of Dhu Hijja of hegira year 1440 was not sighted on Thursday (Aug. 1st) and consequently Eid Al Adha will be celebrated on Dhu Hijja 10 corresponding to August 12, 2019.

Eid Al Adha signals the completion of the Hajj (pilgrimage), the fifth pillar of Islam.

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