Eid Al Adha in Saudi Arabia in 2019

  How long until Eid Al Adha?
This holiday next takes place in 16 days.
  Dates of Eid Al Adha in Saudi Arabia
2021Jul 18, Jul 19, Jul 20, Jul 21, Jul 22, Jul 23, Jul 24
Saudi ArabiaSat, Jul 24Government Holiday
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2020Jul 26, Jul 27, Jul 28, Jul 29, Jul 30, Jul 31, Aug 1, Aug 2, Aug 3, Aug 4, Aug 5
Saudi ArabiaWed, Aug 5Government Holiday
Saudi ArabiaTue, Aug 4Government Holiday
Saudi ArabiaMon, Aug 3Government Holiday
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Saudi ArabiaSun, Jul 26Government Holiday
2019Aug 6, Aug 7, Aug 8, Aug 9, Aug 10, Aug 11, Aug 12, Aug 13, Aug 14, Aug 15, Aug 16
Saudi ArabiaFri, Aug 16Government Holiday
Saudi ArabiaThu, Aug 15Government Holiday
Saudi ArabiaWed, Aug 14National Holiday
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Saudi ArabiaSun, Aug 11Government Holiday
Saudi ArabiaSat, Aug 10Government Holiday
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Saudi ArabiaWed, Aug 7Government Holiday
Saudi ArabiaTue, Aug 6Government Holiday
2018Aug 14, Aug 15, Aug 16, Aug 19, Aug 20, Aug 21, Aug 22, Aug 23, Aug 26
Saudi ArabiaSun, Aug 26Government Holiday
Saudi ArabiaThu, Aug 23National Holiday
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Saudi ArabiaMon, Aug 20Government Holiday
Saudi ArabiaSun, Aug 19Government Holiday
Saudi ArabiaThu, Aug 16Government Holiday
Saudi ArabiaWed, Aug 15Government Holiday
Saudi ArabiaTue, Aug 14Government Holiday
2017Aug 27, Aug 28, Aug 29, Aug 30, Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 2, Sep 3, Sep 4, Sep 5
Saudi ArabiaTue, Sep 5Government Holiday
Saudi ArabiaMon, Sep 4Government Holiday
Saudi ArabiaSun, Sep 3National Holiday
Saudi ArabiaSat, Sep 2National Holiday
Saudi ArabiaFri, Sep 1National Holiday
Saudi ArabiaThu, Aug 31National Holiday
Saudi ArabiaWed, Aug 30Government Holiday
Saudi ArabiaTue, Aug 29Government Holiday
Saudi ArabiaMon, Aug 28Government Holiday
Saudi ArabiaSun, Aug 27Government Holiday
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
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Eid Al Adha internationally
  Which regions observe Eid Al Adha in 2019?
Saudi Arabia  Saudi ArabiaAug 6, Aug 7, Aug 8, Aug 9, Aug 10, Aug 11, Aug 15, Aug 16Government Holiday
Saudi Arabia  Saudi ArabiaAug 12, Aug 13, Aug 14National Holiday

Eid Al Adha in Saudi Arabia

Under Saudi Arabian law, Public sector holidays for Eid Al Adha begin on the fifth day of Dhu al-Hijjah and end at the end of the fifteenth day of the same month.

There may be some changes to the actual days depending how these dates fall on certain days of the week.

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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