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Eid-ul-Azha date to be decided on tomorrow

The National Moon Sighting Committee will sit for a meeting on Sunday at the Islamic Foundation’s office in Baitul Mukarram on Sunday, Aug 12.

Eid-ul-Azha celebration date will be decided on the meeting.

Religious Affairs Minister Matior Rahman will preside over the meeting, Islamic Foundation said in a statement on Saturday.

The month of Jilhajj will begin from Monday if the moon is sighted on Sunday, making Eid-day on Aug 22 in Bangladesh.

If the moon is not sighted on Sunday, Jilhajj will start from Tuesday and Eid will be on Aug 23.


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Islamic Foundation Bangladesh has requested people to contact the following numbers in case of moon sighting from any part of Bangladesh on Sunday: 9559493, 9559643, 9555947, 9556407 and 9558337.

Fax: 9563397, 9555951.

Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated on the 10th of the month of Jilhajj. The government has already set Aug 21-23 as the official Eid holidays.

Holidays will not be extended in case Eid is celebrated on Aug 23 as Aug 24 and Aug 25 fall on the weekend.


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