Eid ul Adha 2018: Five day holiday is expected in Pakistan

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Eid ul Adha 2018 is near and preparations are ongoing in all country. However, Pakistanis would get the long holiday during Eid.

During Eid ul Adha 2018, five day holiday is expected in the country. Deputy Director of Sharjah Planetarium, Ibrahim Al Jarwan, revealed dates according to astronomical calculations. He said that Arafat Day will likely be observed on Tuesday, August 21, and Eid will be on August 22. In most countries, Eid ul Adha 2018 will be on August 22. However, in Pakistan it is expected to be observed on August 23.

In Pakistan, Eid ul Adha Holiday starts from 9th Zil-Hajj. However, if Eid will occur on August 23 then Pakistanis will get long holiday from August 22 to August 26.


Hajj flights from Pakistan started their operations and daily hundreds of Pakistani Hajis are flying for Saudi Arabia. Different cattle markets including Super Highway Maweshi Mandi are also already set-up. However, Super Highway Maweshi Mandi is acknowledged as one of the largest cattle markets in the world.

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