Eid Al Adha Holiday in Qatar in 2020

  How long until Eid Al Adha Holiday?
This holiday next takes place in 314 days.
  Dates of Eid Al Adha Holiday in Qatar
2021 Jul 20, Jul 21, Jul 22, Jul 23
QatarFri, Jul 23Government Holiday (additional day)
QatarThu, Jul 22National Holiday (additional day)
QatarWed, Jul 21National Holiday (additional day)
QatarTue, Jul 20National Holiday
QatarTue, Jul 20National Holiday (additional day)
2020 Jul 30, Jul 31, Aug 1, Aug 2, Aug 3, Aug 4
QatarTue, Aug 4Government Holiday (additional day)
QatarMon, Aug 3Government Holiday (additional day)
QatarSun, Aug 2National Holiday (additional day)
QatarSat, Aug 1National Holiday (additional day)
QatarFri, Jul 31National Holiday
QatarThu, Jul 30National Holiday (additional day)
2019 Aug 11, Aug 12, Aug 13, Aug 14, Aug 15
QatarThu, Aug 15Government Holiday (additional day)
QatarWed, Aug 14National Holiday (additional day)
QatarTue, Aug 13National Holiday (additional day)
QatarMon, Aug 12National Holiday (additional day)
QatarSun, Aug 11National Holiday
2018 Aug 19, Aug 20, Aug 21, Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 24, Aug 26
QatarSun, Aug 26Government Holiday (additional day)
QatarFri, Aug 24National Holiday (additional day)
QatarThu, Aug 23National Holiday (additional day)
QatarWed, Aug 22National Holiday (additional day)
QatarTue, Aug 21National Holiday
QatarMon, Aug 20Government Holiday (additional day)
QatarSun, Aug 19Government Holiday (additional day)
2017 Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2, Sep 3, Sep 4, Sep 5
QatarTue, Sep 5Government Holiday (additional day)
QatarMon, Sep 4Government Holiday (additional day)
QatarSun, Sep 3National Holiday (additional day)
QatarSat, Sep 2National Holiday (additional day)
QatarFri, Sep 1National Holiday
QatarThu, Aug 31National Holiday (additional day)
QatarWed, Aug 30Government Holiday (additional day)
QatarTue, Aug 29Government Holiday (additional day)
QatarMon, Aug 28Government Holiday (additional day)
QatarSun, Aug 27Government Holiday (additional day)
  Summary
Probable holiday for celebrations to mark the feast of the sacrifice
  Eid Al Adha Holiday in other countries
Eid Al Adha Holiday internationally

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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