In the Islamic Lunar Calendar, the day of Arafa is a holy day that coincides with the 9th day of Dhu al-Hijjah. This is the second day of the pilgrimage and it is followed by the first day of Eid al-Adha.
Note that with regards to the Muslim calendar, a holiday is commenced on the sunset of the preceding day; thus, Day of Arafah 2021 will be observed on the sunset of Sunday 18th Jul, 2021.
Day of Arafah always falls on the same day according to the Islamic calendar; for it being a lunar calendar. Nonetheless, the day differs on the Gregorian calendar as it is a solar calendar; causing roughly an eleven day difference each year.
The dates of Day of Arafah are usually determined by either an actual sighting of the moon with the naked eyes, or through astronomical calculations. Note that dates provided here are based on the dates adopted by the Fiqh Council of North America.
The next occurrence of Day of Arafah is marked in red
|When is ...?||Weekday||Date||Days away|
|Day of Arafah 2024||Saturday||Jun 15th||in 1050 days|
|Day of Arafah 2023||Tuesday||Jun 27th||in 696 days|
|Day of Arafah 2022||Friday||Jul 8th||in 342 days|
|Day of Arafah 2021||Monday||Jul 19th||11 days ago|
|Day of Arafah 2020||Thursday||Jul 30th||365 days ago|
|Day of Arafah 2019||Saturday||Aug 10th||720 days ago|
|Day of Arafah 2018||Monday||Aug 20th||1075 days ago|
|Day of Arafah 2017||Thursday||Aug 31st||1429 days ago|
|Day of Arafah 2016||Saturday||Sep 10th||1784 days ago|
|Day of Arafah 2015||Tuesday||Sep 22nd||2138 days ago|
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