eid al adha

Eid al-Adha would fall on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday.

Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijjah, according to the lunar Islamic calendar. This will begin on Thursday.

Saudi Arabia also announced that the Day of Arafa, the most important day of Hajj, will fall on Oct. 3.

Eid al-Adha marks the end of Hajj, a religious pilgrimage undertaken by millions of Muslims every year to the holy land of Makkah in Saudi Arabia.