Date of the Hajj and Umrah in 1996 [SAU29897.E]

The following information was provided during a 18 August 1998 telephone interview with an official at the Education and Information Section of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Ottawa.

The official stated that in 1996 the Hajj and Umrah celebrations started on 18 April.

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Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Ottawa. 18 August 1998. Telephone interview with official.