Eid al-Adha

Islamic Holiday Islamic Holiday celebrated in several countries

The Putra Mosque, is the principal mosque of Putrajaya, Malaysia

When is Eid Al Adha?

Year Day Date
2018 Tuesday 21 August
2017 Friday 01 September
2016 Monday 12 September
2015 Thursday 24 September
2014 Saturday 04 October

Who observes Eid al-Adha?

Country Known as Date
Albania Albania Eid Al-Adha 1 Sep
Algeria Algeria Eid ul-Adha 1 Sep
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Gurban Bayrami 1 Sep
Bangladesh Bangladesh Eid ul-Adha 1 Sep
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina (regional) Eid Al-Adha 1 Sep
Brunei Brunei Hari Raya Aidil Adha 1 Sep
Burundi Burundi Eid Al Adha 1 Sep
Egypt Egypt Eid Al Adha 1 Sep
India India (regional) Idul Juha 2 Sep
India India (regional) Idul-Ad'ha 1 Sep
Indonesia Indonesia Idul Adha 1 Sep
Iraq Iraq Eid Al-Adha 1 Sep
Jordan Jordan Eid Al-Adha 1 Sep
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Kurban Ait 1 Sep
Kenya Kenya Idd-Ul-Adha 1 Sep
Kuwait Kuwait Eid Al-Adha 1 Sep
Lebanon Lebanon Eid Al-Adha 1 Sep
Libya Libya Eid Al-Adha 1 Sep
Maldives Maldives Eid-ul Al'haa 1 Sep
Morocco Morocco Eid Kbir 1 Sep
Nigeria Nigeria Id el Kabir 1 Sep
Oman Oman Eid Al-Adha 1 Sep
Pakistan Pakistan Eid ul-Azha Day 1 1 Sep
Philippines Philippines Eid Al-Adha 1 Sep
Qatar Qatar Eid Al Adha 1 Sep
Rwanda Rwanda Eid El Haj 1 Sep
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Eid Al Adha 1 Sep
Spain Spain (regional) Aid El Kebir 1 Sep
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Idul Adha 1 Sep
Tanzania Tanzania Eid El Haj 1 Sep
Tunisia Tunisia Aïd El Kebir 1 Sep
Turkey Turkey Kurban Bayrami 1 Sep
Uganda Uganda Eid Al-Adha 1 Sep
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Eid Al Adha 1 Sep
Yemen Yemen Eid Al-Adha 1 Sep

Known as Eid al-Adha, Id-ul-Azha, Id-ul-Zuha, Hari Raya Haji, Greater Eid or Bakr-id; the Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast of the Muslim calendar.

Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the twelfth and final month in the Islamic calendar.

As the exact day is based on lunar sightings, the date may vary between countries.

The date shown on this page for Eid al-Adha is based on the date of Eid al-Adha in Saudi Arabia.

Full list of Eid al-Adha holidays by day in 2017

Eid al-Adha concludes the Pilgrimage to Mecca. Eid al-Adha lasts for three days and commemorates Ibrahim's (Abraham) willingness to obey God by sacrificing his son.

Muslims believe the son to be Ishmael rather than Isaac as told in the Old Testament.

Ishmael is considered the forefather of the Arabs.

According to the Koran, Ibrahim was about to sacrifice his son when a voice from heaven stopped him and allowed him to sacrifice a ram instead.

The feast re-enacts Ibrahim's obedience by sacrificing a cow or ram. The family eats about a third of the meal and donates the rest to the poor.


In Pakistan, the holiday is known as Eid ul-Azha and will be celebrated over several days.

The date of Eid ul-Azha is set by the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee who meet to decide the sighting of the Zul Hajjah moon.


In the Philippines, Eidul Adha has been a public holiday since 2002. The date is set by a proclamation each year, usually issued a week or so before the date.


In Turkey, the feast is known as Kurban Bayramı and is the most important religious festival of the year and is a four day holiday.


In India, the festival is known as Bakrid, as 'Goat' is 'Bakr' in Urdu.

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