When is Hajj 2017? Dates for the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca

Muslims at the Kaaba on the last day of Eid Al-Adha. (Picture: Orhan Akkanat/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Hajj is the annual holy pilgrimage to Mecca that Muslims are expected to complete once in their life.

This year Hajj is expected to begin on Wednesday, August 30 and will end on September, 4, however like all Muslim celebrations it depends on the first moon sighting.

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In the Islamic calendar Hajj begins every year on the 8th day of the Dhu al-Hijjah lunar month.

The Hajj pilgrimage can be performed between five and nine days, the third… Read the full story

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