When is the Day of Arafat 2016?

Plain of Arafat
Pilgrims gather at the Plain of Arafat during the Hajj. S.M. Amin/Saudi Aramco World/PADIA

Question: When is the Day of Arafat 2016?

The Day of Arafat is an important observance which falls during the Islamic month of Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Makkah. What is the date for the Day of Arafat in 2016?

Answer: The Day of Arafat is expected to fall on or around September 10, 2016.

Note: The exact dates of Islamic holidays cannot be determined in advance, due to the nature of the Islamic lunar calendar.

Estimates are based on expected visibility of the hilal (waxing crescent moon following a new moon) and may vary according to location. Since the Hajj takes place in Saudi Arabia, however, the world Muslim community will follow Saudi Arabia's determination of the Hajj dates.


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