Hari Raya  Haji in Singapore in 2020

Hari Raya  Haji in Singapore in 2020
  How long until Hari Raya  Haji?
This holiday next takes place in 284 days.
  Dates of Hari Raya  Haji in Singapore
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
2018 Singapore Wed, Aug 22 National Holiday
2017 Singapore Fri, Sep 1 National 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

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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