Haj pilgrimage to peak on Dec 7
Riyadh, November 30, 2008
Saudi Arabia said December 7 (Sunday) will be the peak of this year's Haj pilgrimage. The climax of the pilgrimage will see worshippers climb Mount Arafa.
The Eid al-Adha (feast of sacrifice) holiday will start on December 8, state media quoted a top religious coluncil as saying.
Saudi authorities said on Saturday that 1.3 million pilgrims are already in the country for Haj, which begins next Saturday. -Reuters