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Eid al Adha in 2017

Islamic Holiday Islamic Holiday celebrated in several countries

Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the twelfth and final month in the Islamic calendar.
Inside Nasir ol Molk Mosque, Shiraz City, Iran

When is Eid al Adha?

How long until Eid Al Adha?
This holiday next takes place in 248 Days.
Dates of Eid al Adha
Year Weekday Date
2019 Monday 12 August
2018 Tuesday 21 August
2017 Friday 01 September
2016 Monday 12 September
2015 Thursday 24 September
Who observes Eid al Adha
Country Known as
Albania Albania Eid Al-Adha
Algeria Algeria Eid ul-Adha
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Gurban Bayrami
Bangladesh Bangladesh Eid ul-Adha
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina* Eid Al-Adha
Brunei Brunei Hari Raya Aidil Adha
Burundi Burundi Eid Al Adha
Egypt Egypt Eid Al Adha
India India* Idul Juha
India India* Idul-Ad'ha
Indonesia Indonesia Idul Adha
Iraq Iraq Eid Al-Adha
Jordan Jordan Eid Al-Adha
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Kurban Ait
Kenya Kenya* Idd-Ul-Adha*
Kuwait Kuwait Eid Al-Adha
Lebanon Lebanon Eid Al-Adha
Libya Libya Eid Al-Adha
Maldives Maldives Eid-ul Al'haa
Morocco Morocco Eid Kbir
Nigeria Nigeria Id el Kabir
Oman Oman Eid Al-Adha
Pakistan Pakistan Eid ul-Azha Day 1
Philippines Philippines Eid Al-Adha
Qatar Qatar Eid Al Adha
Rwanda Rwanda Eid El Haj
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Eid Al Adha
Spain Spain* Aid El Kebir
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Idul Adha
Tanzania Tanzania Eid El Haj
Tunisia Tunisia Aïd El Kebir
Turkey Turkey Kurban Bayrami
Uganda Uganda Eid Al-Adha
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Eid Al Adha
Yemen Yemen Eid Al-Adha
* Regional holiday
Full list of 2017 Eid al-Adha holidays by day
Summary
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

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.

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.

The date shown on this page for Eid al-Adha is based on the date of Eid al-Adha in Saudi Arabia.

Full list of Eid al-Adha holidays by day in 2017

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 tradtion of Eid al Adha.

Eid al Adha around the world

Pakistan

In Pakistan, the holiday is known as Eid ul-Azha and will be celebrated over several days.

The date of Eid ul-Azha is set by the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee who meet to decide the sighting of the Zul Hajjah moon.

Philippines

In the Philippines, Eidul Adha has been a public holiday since 2002. The date is set by a proclamation each year, usually issued a week or so before the date.

Turkey

In Turkey, the feast is known as Kurban Bayramı and is the most important religious festival of the year and is a four day holiday.

India

In India, the festival is known as Bakrid, as 'Goat' is 'Bakr' in Urdu.

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