The Day of Arafah is on Thursday, August 31

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Date(s) - 31/08/2017
12:00 am

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The Day of Arafah (Arabic: يوم عرفة) is the day on which Muslim Hajj pilgrims gather on Mount Arafah, praying and supplicating to their Lord. Crowds of people stand on Mount Arafah, which is meant to remind those standing of the Day of Resurrection, when crowds of people stand waiting for judgment.  Standing as a singular community encourages pilgrims to rid themselves of false pride.

The Day of Arafah is on the  ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic year. Those who are not on the holy pilgrimage (not in Arafah) are highly recommended by Islamic tradition to fast.

The Day of Arafah is on Thursday, August 31, the day before Eid al-Adha starts.