Hajj 2017 is from August 30 to September 4
Category : Islamic Events
Date(s) - 30/08/2017 - 04/09/2017
12:00 am - 11:30 pm
The Hajj is a five-day pilgrimage that takes place from the 8th to 12th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the 12th and final month in the Islamic calendar.
In 2017, the Hajj is expected to begin on Wednesday, August 30 and last until Monday, September 4.
But, like all Muslim events, it will depend on the moon. Once the start of the month has been determined by a moon sighting at Mecca, then the date of the Hajj can be worked out.
Because the Islamic calendar is based on the lunar cycle, dates vary each year. As most of the Western World uses the sun-based Gregorian calendar, Islamic dates appear to drift back by 11 days a year.
All adult Muslims who are healthy enough to make the journey, can afford to do so and able to support their family while they are away, must make the pilgrimage at least once.