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Eidul Adha to be celebrated on Nov. 6By Painda Hikmat Oct 28, 2011 - 14:09
KABUL (PAN): Eidul Adha will be celebrated in Afghanistan on November 6, a day ahead of the Arafat Day, when pilgrims stand in prayer in the plain of Arafat during the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
The Arafat Day and three Eid days would be closed public holidays, Ministry of Works and Social Affairs official Shah Sawar Sattari told Pajhwok Afghan News on Friday.
Late on Thursday night, the Saudi Supreme Court announced the Arafat Day would be on Nov. 5 and Eid Al-Adha on Nov. 6. "It has been confirmed that the first day of Zil Hijjah is on Friday, Oct. 28 as the new crescent was sighted by a number of people."