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When is Hajj 2013?


Muslim Pilgrims Attend Friday Prayer In Mecca
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Question: When is Hajj 2013?
Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, is one of the greatest religious observances in Islam. What are the dates for Hajj in 2013?
Answer: Hajj is expected to fall between October 13-18, 2013.

Note: The exact dates of Islamic holidays cannot be determined in advance, due to the nature of the Islamic lunar calendar. Estimates are based on expected visibility of the hilal (waxing crescent moon following a new moon) and may vary according to location.

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