Eid Al Adha in Bahrain in 2024

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Eid Al Adha
  Dates of Eid Al Adha in Bahrain
2025 Jun 7, Jun 8, Jun 9
BahrainMon, Jun 9National Holiday (additional day)
BahrainSun, Jun 8National Holiday (additional day)
BahrainSat, Jun 7National Holiday
2024 Jun 16, Jun 17, Jun 18
BahrainTue, Jun 18National Holiday (additional day)
BahrainMon, Jun 17National Holiday (additional day)
BahrainSun, Jun 16National Holiday
2023 Jun 28, Jun 29, Jun 30
BahrainFri, Jun 30National Holiday (additional day)
BahrainThu, Jun 29National Holiday (additional day)
BahrainWed, Jun 28National Holiday
2022 Jul 9, Jul 10, Jul 11, Jul 12
BahrainTue, Jul 12National Holiday (in lieu)
BahrainMon, Jul 11National Holiday (additional day)
BahrainSun, Jul 10National Holiday (additional day)
BahrainSat, Jul 9National Holiday
2021 Jul 20, Jul 21, Jul 22
BahrainThu, Jul 22National Holiday (additional day)
BahrainWed, Jul 21National Holiday (additional day)
BahrainTue, Jul 20National Holiday

First day of holidays for the Feast of the the Sacrifice

  Eid Al Adha in other countries
Eid Al Adha internationally

When is Eid al-Adha?

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

The festival may also be known as Al Eid Al Kabeer, which means the 'Grand Eid'. It has this more important status as in religious terms as this Eid lasts for four days whereas Eid Al Fitr is one day, even though most countries observe about the same number of public holidays for both Eids.

This festival is celebrated throughout the Muslim world as a commemoration of Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice everything for God.

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.

Traditions of Eid Al Adha

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.

The same story appears in the Bible and is familiar to Jews and Christians. One key difference is that Muslims believe the son was Ishmael rather than Isaac as told in the Old Testament. Eid Al Lahma, which means the 'meat Eid'

According to the Quran, Ibrahim was about to sacrifice his son when a voice from heaven stopped him and allowed him to make something else as a 'great sacrifice'. In the Old Testament, it is a ram that is sacrificed instead of the son.

In Islam, Ishmael is regarded as a prophet and an ancestor of Muhammad.

During the feast of Eid Al Adha, Muslims re-enact Ibrahim's obedience by sacrificing a cow or ram. The family will eat about a third of the meal a third goes to friends and relatives, and the remaining third is donated to the poor and needy.

The giving of charity in the form of money, food or clothes to the homeless or poor is another key tradition of Eid al Adha.

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