Eidul Adha in Philippines in 2020

  How long until Eidul Adha?
This holiday next takes place in 315 days.
  Dates of Eidul Adha in Philippines
2021 Philippines Tue, Jul 20 National Holiday
2020 Philippines Fri, Jul 31 National Holiday
2019 Philippines Mon, Aug 12 National Holiday
2018 Philippines Tue, Aug 21 National Holiday
2017 Philippines Fri, Sep 1 National Holiday
  Summary
The Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast of the Muslim calendar.
  Eidul Adha in other countries
Eidul Adha internationally

Eidul Adha in Philippines

In the Philippines, Eidul Adha has been a public holiday since 2002.

Enshrined in law, Republic Act No. 9849 states that the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijjah or the twelfth month of the Islamic Calendar, is hereby declared as a national holiday for the observance of Eidul Adha.

The date is set by a proclamation each year, usually issued a week or so before the date.

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.

Did you know?

In Egypt, the festival is often called Eid Al Lahma, which means the 'meat Eid'.

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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