RIYADH (AFP) - The annual Haj pilgrimage will begin on November 14 after Saudi authorities on Saturday set November 16 for the Eidul Azha holy day and festival, following the sighting of the crescent moon. After official astronomers confirmed the sighting, that decides the start of the month of Zilhaj, the Supreme Court declared Sunday to be the first day of that month, the official SPA news agency reported. The ruling means the annual Haj will now start on November 14. More than 1.5 million Muslims from all over the world have already converged on the holy cities of Makkah and Madina in western Saudi Arabia for the Haj.