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Saudi Arabia 2009 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Announced

Source: Saudi Press Agency (SPA)
Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2009

Saudi Arabia's Supreme Judicial Council has announced that the Dhul-Hijjah Moon's sighting had been confirmed on Tuesday, and that therefore, Eid Al-Adha would be observed on Friday, November 27, 2009.

The the chief justice of Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court, Abdul Rahman Al-Kelya, went on to announce that, as a consequence, Arafat Day, when pilgrims stand in prayer on the plain of Arafat marking the climax of Haj, would fall Thursday, November 26, 2009.

Contrary to what happened last year (2008-11-13), no bridge public holiday was declared.

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