Hari Raya Haji around the world in 2022

Hari Raya Haji around the world in 2022

  How long until Hari Raya Haji?
Hari Raya Haji
  Dates of Hari Raya Haji around the world
2023 Various Jun 29, Jun 30
Malaysia Jun 29, Jun 30
KedahFri, Jun 30Regional Holiday (additional day)
KelantanFri, Jun 30Regional Holiday (additional day)
PerlisFri, Jun 30Regional Holiday (additional day)
SarawakFri, Jun 30Regional Holiday (additional day)
TerengganuFri, Jun 30Regional Holiday (additional day)
MalaysiaThu, Jun 29National Holiday
SingaporeThu, Jun 29National Holiday
2022 Various Jul 9, 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
SingaporeSat, Jul 9National 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)
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

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 2022?
  MalaysiaJul 10National Holiday
  SingaporeJul 9National 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.

Korban is the most important part of Hari Raya Haji and all Muslims who can afford to participate are encouraged to carry it out. Korban is when Muslims purchase an animal to be sacrificed in the direction of the Kaaba. The animal will then be cleaned and cut up. 

This act reminds worshippers of the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to offer up even his own flesh and blood to God.  

The meat will typically be shared with the needy or with people in the community as it is an act of sacrifice and giving.

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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