The new moon of the lunar month of Zul Hijjah is expected to be 'born' on August 1.

Eid Al Adha is likely to fall on Sunday, August 11, according to the International Astronomical Centre (IAC) in Abu Dhabi.

It is believed that most Arab and Muslim countries will sight the Helal of Zul Hijjah on Thursday, August 1, 2019.

"All these countries will be able to sight the new moon after the sunset by telescopes and even naked eyes at some regions."

It's worth mentioning that the new moon of Zul Hijjah last year was sighted on Sunday, 12 August, 2018, while the Eid Al Adha fell on Tuesday, August 21 last year.

Echoing the same, Ibrahim Al Jarwan, member of the Arab Union for Space and Astronomy Sciences (Auas), said the new moon of the lunar month of Zul Hijjah, the season of Haj or Pilgrimage, is expected to be 'born' on Thursday, August 1, around 7:11am.

As per by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources list of holidays, Arafat (Haj) day, expected to fall on Saturday, August 10, will be a holiday.

The three days that follow, Sunday 11 - 13 August, will be an official holiday for both private and public sector employees.