Hari Raya  Haji in Singapore in 2022

Hari Raya  Haji in Singapore in 2022

  How long until Hari Raya  Haji?
Hari Raya  Haji
  Dates of Hari Raya  Haji in Singapore
2023 Singapore Thu, Jun 29 National Holiday
2022 Jul 10, Jul 11
SingaporeMon, Jul 11National Holiday (in lieu)
SingaporeSun, Jul 10National Holiday
2021 Singapore Tue, Jul 20 National Holiday
2020 Singapore Fri, Jul 31 National Holiday
2019 Aug 11, Aug 12
SingaporeMon, Aug 12National Holiday
SingaporeSun, Aug 11National Holiday
  Summary

This festival is celebrated throughout the Muslim world as a commemoration of Prophet Abrahams willingness to sacrifice everything for God

  Hari Raya  Haji in other countries
Hari Raya  Haji internationally
  Which regions observe Hari Raya Haji in 2022?
  SingaporeJul 10National Holiday
  SingaporeJul 11National Holiday (in lieu)

Hari Raya  Haji in Singapore in 2022

Based on astronomical calculations with new criteria, Hari Raya Haji public holiday will fall one day later than announced in April 2021.

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.

Korban is the most important part of Hari Raya Haji and all Muslims who can afford to participate are encouraged to carry it out. Korban is when Muslims purchase an animal to be sacrificed in the direction of the Kaaba. The animal will then be cleaned and cut up. 

This act reminds worshippers of the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to offer up even his own flesh and blood to God.  

The meat will typically be shared with the needy or with people in the community as it is an act of sacrifice and giving.

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.

Korban in Singapore

In Singapore, the Korban ritual is carefully monitored. The sacrifice will take place in one of the 51 Korban centres we have around the island and it is only done by certified butchers to ensure that the animal does not suffer.

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