Eid Al-Adha in Iraq in 2019

  How long until Eid Al-Adha?
This holiday next takes place in 22 days.
  Dates of Eid Al-Adha in Iraq
2021Jul 20, Jul 21, Jul 22, Jul 23
IraqFri, Jul 23National Holiday
IraqThu, Jul 22National Holiday
IraqWed, Jul 21National Holiday
IraqTue, Jul 20National Holiday
2020Jul 31, Aug 1, Aug 2, Aug 3
IraqMon, Aug 3National Holiday
IraqSun, Aug 2National Holiday
IraqSat, Aug 1National Holiday
IraqFri, Jul 31National Holiday
2019Aug 12, Aug 13, Aug 14, Aug 15
IraqThu, Aug 15National Holiday
IraqWed, Aug 14National Holiday
IraqTue, Aug 13National Holiday
IraqMon, Aug 12National Holiday
2018Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 25
IraqSat, Aug 25National Holiday
IraqFri, Aug 24National Holiday
IraqThu, Aug 23National Holiday
IraqWed, Aug 22National Holiday
2017Sep 1, Sep 2, Sep 3, Sep 4
IraqMon, Sep 4National Holiday
IraqSun, Sep 3National Holiday
IraqSat, Sep 2National Holiday
IraqFri, Sep 1National Holiday
  Summary
The Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast of the Muslim calendar. It falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the twelfth and final month in the Islamic calendar
  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, Greater Eid or Bakr-id; the 'Feast of Sacrifice' is the most important feast of the Muslim calendar.

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.

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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