Hari Raya Haji in Malaysia in 2020

Hari Raya Haji in Malaysia in 2020
  How long until Hari Raya Haji?
This holiday next takes place in 257 days.
  Dates of Hari Raya Haji in Malaysia
2021 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
2020 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
2019 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
2018 Aug 22, Sep 22
KedahSat, Sep 22Regional Holiday
PerlisSat, Sep 22Regional Holiday
MalaysiaWed, Aug 22National Holiday
2017 Sep 1, Sep 2
KedahSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
KelantanSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
PerlisSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
TerengganuSat, Sep 2Regional Holiday
MalaysiaFri, Sep 1National Holiday
  Summary
This festival is celebrated throughout the Muslim world as a commemoration of Prophet Abrahams willingness to sacrifice everything for God
  Local name
Hari Raya Qurban
  Hari Raya Haji in other countries
Hari Raya Haji internationally

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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