Pilgrims move smoothly into Mina as the Eid Al-Adha begins

December 9, 2008


About 2.5 million pilgrims successfully traveled from the plains of Arafat, where they performed the Day of Standing at Arafat, to Muzdalifah last night and proceeded to Mina today, where they perform the stoning the devil ritual at Jamarat.

Today is also the first day of the Eid Al-Adha. Prayers were performed throughout the Kingdom in observance of the holiday that marks the end of the Hajj.