The Eid Al Adha holiday is likely to start on July 20.
The International Astronomical Centre has announced that Tuesday, July 20, is likely to be the first day of Eid Al Adha in most Islamic countries.
Mr Odeh said it would be possible to see the crescent moon on that day using a telescope from Arab countries and the naked eye from most countries in Africa and Europe.
Shawkat Odeh said, “Seeing the crescent on that day is possible using the telescope from the Arab countries and most of the continents of Africa and Europe. It is also possible to see it with the naked eye.”
Residents can expect a long public holiday around the religious festival, as Arafat Day is expected to fall on Monday, July 19.
This will be followed by a three-day break for Eid, taking the holiday up to Thursday, July 22, adding up to six days off for those lucky enough not to work the weekend.
Eid Al Adha is one of the most important dates in the Islamic calendar. Also known as the feast of the sacrifice, it coincides with the Hajj pilgrimage to Makkah.