Hari Raya Haji around the world in 2020

Hari Raya Haji around the world in 2020

  How long until Hari Raya Haji?
This holiday next takes place in 19 days.
  Dates of Hari Raya Haji around the world
2022 Various Jul 10, Jul 11
Malaysia Jul 10, Jul 11
KedahMon, Jul 11Regional Holiday (additional day)
KelantanMon, Jul 11Regional Holiday (additional day)
PerlisMon, Jul 11Regional Holiday (additional day)
MalaysiaSun, Jul 10National Holiday
SingaporeSun, Jul 10National Holiday
2021 Various Jul 20, Jul 21
Malaysia Jul 20, Jul 21
KedahWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday (additional day)
KelantanWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday (additional day)
PerlisWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday (additional day)
SarawakWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday (additional day)
TerengganuWed, Jul 21Regional Holiday (additional day)
MalaysiaTue, Jul 20National Holiday
SingaporeTue, Jul 20National Holiday
2020 Various Jul 31, Aug 1
Malaysia Jul 31, Aug 1
KedahSat, Aug 1Regional Holiday (additional day)
KelantanSat, Aug 1Regional Holiday (additional day)
PerlisSat, Aug 1Regional Holiday (additional day)
MalaysiaFri, Jul 31National Holiday
SingaporeFri, Jul 31National Holiday
2019 Various Aug 11, Aug 12
Malaysia Aug 11, Aug 12
KedahMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday (additional day)
KelantanMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday (additional day)
PerlisMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday (additional day)
SarawakMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday (additional day)
TerengganuMon, Aug 12Regional Holiday (additional day)
MalaysiaSun, Aug 11National Holiday
Singapore Aug 11, Aug 12
SingaporeMon, Aug 12National Holiday
SingaporeSun, Aug 11National Holiday
2018 Various Aug 22, Sep 22
Malaysia Aug 22, Sep 22
KedahSat, Sep 22Regional Holiday
PerlisSat, Sep 22Regional Holiday
MalaysiaWed, Aug 22National Holiday
SingaporeWed, Aug 22National Holiday
This festival is celebrated throughout the Muslim world as a commemoration of Prophet Abrahams willingness to sacrifice everything for God
  Which countries observe Hari Raya Haji in 2020?
  MalaysiaJul 31National Holiday
  SingaporeJul 31National Holiday

When is Hari Raya Haji?

Hari Raya Haji (Eid Al-Adha) falls on the 10th day of the month of Dzulhijjah, the last month of the Muslim calendar, and marks the conclusion of the annual Haj - the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca.

History of Hari Raya Haji

This festival is celebrated throughout the Muslim world as a commemoration of Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice everything for God, including the life of his own son Ishmael.

Due to God sparing Ishmael and substituting a sheep in his stead, Muslims commemorate the occasion by slaughtering an animal and distributing its meat among family, friends and the needy as a special act of charity for the occasion.

As a result of this special occasion, many poor Muslims are able to enjoy the unusual luxury of eating meat during the four days of this festival.

In keeping with the tradition of 'Eid, local Muslims will dress up in new or special clothes, visit friends and relatives, hold 'Eid gatherings and parties as well as give gifts to their children.

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