When is Eid al-Adha in 2018?
Eid al-Adha in 2018
Wednesday, Audust 22, 2018
When is Eid al-Adha in 2019?
Eid al-Adha in 2019
Monday, August 12, 2019
Why we celebrate Eid al-Adha?
Eid al-Adha is an Islamic festival dedicated to Ibrahim, an investigator for the command of Allah. This event is met by Muslims around the world. Ibrahim, known as Abraham in Christian and Jewish religions, fulfilled God’s command: to sacrifice his son. He obeyed and took Ishmael to Mount Moriah. But the angel stopped him. He gave him a ram to be sacrificed instead of a son.
The Islamic calendar is based on observations of the moon, and the duration of a certain month can vary between years. For this reason, the predicted dates of Eid al-Adha can be corrected at the beginning of the month of Dhul Hijjah. This is approximately 10 days before the start of the festival.
What Do People Do?
Eid al-Adha is a state holiday in Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. It is not considered a national holiday in Australia, Canada, USA. But some Islamic organizations do not work on this day or offer a lower level of service.
How to Celebrate Eid al-Adha?
On the day of the celebration, Muslims pray a lot and listen to the sermon in the mosque. They put on new clothes, go to visit relatives, sacrifice animals, which Ibrahim once sacrificed instead of his son. In some Muslim countries, families buy udhiya, similar to a goat or sheep for sacrifice. Also people give money to the needy.
Eid al-Adha Observances
List of dates for other years
|Wed||Aug 22||2018||Eid al-Adha||Muslim|
|Mon||Aug 12||2019||Eid al-Adha||Muslim|
|Fri||Jul 31||2020||Eid al-Adha||Muslim|
|Tue||Jul 20||2021||Eid al-Adha||Muslim|
|Sun||Jul 10||2022||Eid al-Adha||Muslim|
|Thu||Jun 29||2023||Eid al-Adha||Muslim|
|Mon||Jun 17||2024||Eid al-Adha||Muslim|
|Sat||Jun 7||2025||Eid al-Adha||Muslim|
Eid al-Adha Video
Eid al-Adha Cards
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|Martin Luther King Day||January 21||Monday||US Holidays /National|
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|Lincoln’s Birthday||February 12||Tuesday||US Holidays /National|
|Valentine’s Day||February 14||Thursday||US Holidays|
|Presidents Day and Washington’s Birthday||February 18||Monday||US Holidays /National|
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|Daylight Saving||March 10||Sunday||US Holidays|
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|April Fool’s Day||April 1||Monday||US Holidays|
|Good Friday||April 19||Friday||US Holidays|
|Easter||April 21||Sunday||US Holidays|
|Easter Monday||April 22||Monday||US Holidays|
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